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Land Use and Management

Assessing the value of Coastal Resources in Victoria

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: WorleyParsons
  • Publisher: The Victorian Coastal Council
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Most Victorians live, work and play close to the coast. It is also home to critical infrastructure, important economic hubs and many significant ecosystems. The purpose of this study is to identify, characterize and quantify the "market" and "non-market" (commercial and non-commercial) value of the natural resources of the Victorian coast. The r ....

Assessing Yukon's current approach to regional land use planning: Perspectives from the North Yukon planning process

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Leach, Amy Joan
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Royal Roads University (Canada)
  • Published Location: Canada
  • ISBN: 9780494617922
  • Country: Canada
  • State/Region: Yukon

Regional land use planning in the Yukon has a long and unfortunate history of failed efforts. Under Chapter 11 of the Yukon First Nations Umbrella Final Agreement, a new process for planning has been in place since 1993. Through qualitative, interview-based research, I explore possible factors that either hinder or facilitate successful ....

Australian urban planning: new challenges, new agendas

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Gleeson, Brendan; Low, Nicholas
  • Publisher: Allen &​ Unwin
  • Published Location: St Leonards, NSW
  • ISBN: 1865082384
  • Country: Australia

How should Australia's cities be managed in the new millennium? How can planning respond to the new political challenges which confront every level of government? Does planning complement or inhibit environmental sustainability? Australian Urban Planning addresses these questions by describing and analysing the various theoretical, political and ....

Back to the Basics: Improved Property Rights can Help Save Ecuador's Rainforests

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Hite, Kristen
  • Journal Name: Georgetown International Environmental Law Review
  • Journal Number: Vol.16, No.4
  • Publisher: Georgetown University Law Center
  • Published Location: Washington, United States
  • Country: Ecuador

Conservation is a long-term investment, and strong property rights are the principal means by which this investment is secured. This paper seeks to illustrate how insecure property rights lead to unsustainable land management, while more secure property rights allow local users to capture the benefits of conservation-minded sustainable ....

Better Planning Outcomes: Improving Tasmania's Planning System

  • Year: 2004
  • Published Location: Hobart, Tas
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

As the Minister responsible for the newly created portfolio of planning, I believe that Tasmania needs a robust system of land use planning which not only deals properly with natural environments but also the developed and urban environment. Report Location ....

Blue line, greenbelts, and the effects of growth management: The geographical effects of growth management policies in Boulder, Colorado

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Talucci, Anna C.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Denver
  • Published Location: United States -- Colorado
  • ISBN: 9781124958927
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Colorado

This study evaluates and describes the effects of growth management policies, established by the city of Boulder, Colorado, for the city and the surrounding region. A variety of techniques contribute to this evaluation, including remote sensing analysis of land-use change for the region, mapping of commuter flow patterns, and analysis o ....

Can native title deliver more than a 'modicum of justice'?

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Macklin, Jenny
  • Journal Name: Reform (Australian Law Reform Commission)
  • Journal Number: 93
  • Country: Australia

15 years following the Native Title Keating speech in 1993, native title remains critical to Indigenous's economic, social, cultural and spiritual well-being and remains a contributing factor to expanding economic opportunities. However, this potential has not been realised. Better use of native title payments must be made under mining ....

Carbon, biodiversity and regional natural resource planning: towards high impact next generation plans

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Allan Dale, James McKee, Karen Vella & Ruth Potts
  • Journal Name: Australian Planner
  • Journal Number: 50.4
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 2150-6841
  • Country: Australia

Given the increased importance of adaptation debates in global climate negotiations, pressure to achieve biodiversity, food and water security through managed landscape-scale adaptation will likely increase across the globe over the coming decade. In parallel, emerging market-based, terrestrial greenhouse gas abatement programs present a real opp ....

Change and Continuity in Peri-urban Australia, State of the Peri-urban Regions : A Review of the Literature

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Buxton, Michael; Bekessy, Sarah; Budge, Trevor Murray; Tieman, George; Coote, Matthew
  • Publisher: RMIT University
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 1921166460
  • Country: Australia

This study, Change and Continuity in Peri-urban Australia, aims to help redress the relative lack of attention given to peri-urban regions in Australia and to contribute to a growing international literature on these areas. The project will produce four monographs. This first takes the form of a review of peri-urban literature ....

Class, status and land conflict: the democratisation of grazing lands in Queensland

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: McAllister, Jim; Geno, Barbara J.
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol.11, No.1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

One of the recurring themes of environmental sociology is the manner in which detrimental environmental effects are differentially distributed, disadvantaging those of lower class and lesser status. In the case of agricultural land in western societies, extensive restructuring and industrialisation of agriculture's biological processes has led t ....

Climate change and food security: Health impacts in developed countries

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Iain R. Lake, Lee Hooper, Asmaa Abdelhamid, Graham Bentham, Alistair B.A. Boxall, Alizon Draper, Susan Fairweather-Tait, Mike Hulme, Paul R. Hunter, Gordon Nichols and Keith W. Waldron
  • Journal Name: Environmental Health Perspectives
  • Journal Number: Vol. 120 No. 11
  • Publisher: Brogan and Partners
  • ISBN: 00916765

Background: Anthropogenic climate change will affect global food production, with uncertain consequences for human health in developed countries. Objectives: We investigated the potential impact of climate change on food security (nutrition and food safety) and the implications for human health in developed countries. Methods: Expert input and s ....

Co-management and Indigenous protected areas in Australia: achievements and ways forward

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Ross, H.; Grant, C.; Robinson C.J.; Izurieta A.; Smyth D.; Rist P.
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal Of Environmental Management
  • Journal Number: Vol.16, No.4
  • Publisher: Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia

Until recent decades, the establishment of protected areas contributed to the dispossession and marginalisation of Indigenous peoples in Australia. Recently, governance and policy frameworks have been developed and refined to recognise protected areas as part of Indigenous land and sea country, and to enable Indigenous people to participate in co ....

Collaborative watershed-based decision-making: Understanding land use-related risk to drinking water sources

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Harkins, Erin
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Guelph (Canada)
  • Published Location: Canada
  • ISBN: 9780494828151
  • Country: Canada
  • State/Region: Ontario

This thesis is an investigation of the value of social learning as a process that facilitates collaborative ecosystem approaches to planning with the intent of reducing risk to human health. More specifically, it examines the value of social learning in a planning process designed to protect quality of drinking water sources. A case stu ....

Commercial and Sustainable Use of Wildlife -Suggestions to improve conservation, land management and rural economies

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Rosie Cooney
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 1741517885
  • Country: Australia

Commercial sustainable use of wildlife has received increasing attention in recent years, both internationally and in Australia, as a tool to achieve both improved conservation and land management outcomes and support diverse, resilient rural economies and societies. While the concept remains relatively unfamiliar in Australia, a wide range of fo ....

Community-based rangeland management and social-ecological resilience of rural Mongolian communities

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Baival, Batkhishig
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Colorado State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Colorado
  • ISBN: 9781267361059
  • Country: Mongolia

This research is an attempt to apply a resilience framework to understand how pastoral social-ecological systems respond to change, and the potential role of formal CBRM institutions in this process. The resilience principles of Folke, Colding & Berkes (2003): (1) learning to live with change and uncertainty, (2) nurturing diversity ....

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