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Land Use and Management

The Fiscal Implications of Municipal Annexation: The Roles of Local Government's Revenue Structure and Land Use

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Wang, Jing
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Arizona State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Arizona
  • ISBN: 9781267301239
  • Country: United States

This research investigates the relationship between municipal annexation and local government's financial condition. It addresses a significant gap in the literature by focusing on the roles of local government revenue structure and land use situations in affecting annexation's fiscal implications. The major research question is how the ....

The impact of land ownership inequality on rural factor markets

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Unal, Fatma Gul
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Published Location: United States -- Massachusetts
  • ISBN: 9780549915812
  • Country: Turkey

This dissertation explores the interconnection between land ownership inequality and functioning of rural factor markets in Turkey. It investigates the effectiveness and efficiency of land and labor markets in generating and distributing economic opportunities within agriculture and, thereby, in reducing rural inequality. In addition, t ....

The influence of cognitive processes on rural landholder responses to climate change

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Rogers, Maureen; Curtis, Allan; Mazur, Nicki
  • Journal Name: Journal of Environmental Management
  • Journal Number: 111
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Published Location: Netherlands
  • ISBN: 0301-4797
  • Country: Australia

Global climate change modelling has identified south-east Australia as a 'hot spot' for more frequent climatic extremes. Rural landholders may be vulnerable to the risks climate change presents. Australia's rural landholders are considered highly adaptable, with a history of responding to climatic uncertainty and variability. Yet it is possible t ....

The land-grant mission 2.0: Distributed regional engagement

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Franklin, Nancy Elizabeth
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania
  • Published Location: United States -- Pennsylvania
  • ISBN: 9780549592211
  • Country: United States

Dramatic shifts in the economy associated with the rise of globalism call into question the traditional ways in which land-grant institutions have defined their roles in contributing to economic and social well-being. Since the assets most needed for global economic viability - a base of innovation, talented people, and ubiquitous conne ....

The marriage of safety and land-use planning: A fresh look at local roadways

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Berkovitz, Aida
  • Journal Name: Public Roads
  • Journal Number: Vol.65, No.2
  • Publisher: Superintendent of Documents
  • Published Location: Washington, United States
  • Country: United States

A national focus on the safety of local roadways is needed. Mixed land use and smart-growth policies can ultimately result in safer local roadways through the use of appropriate designs and slower speeds. Report Location ....

The MDBA, Where to Now?

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: A Gregson
  • Journal Name: Farm Policy Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 10 No. 2
  • Publisher: Australian Farm Institute
  • Published Location: Surry Hills
  • ISBN: 1449-8812
  • Country: Australia

As a Regulation, the Murray-Darling Basin Plan was ‘made’ by Water Minister Tony Burke in November 2012. Sure, it was a disallowable instrument (either House of Parliament could disallow it) but that was highly unlikely to occur. As a result, the Parliamentary process was something of an anticlimax after several years of high profile national ....

The Quiet Revolution in Natural Resource Management Community Engagement

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Inovact Consulting
  • Publisher: Inovact Consulting
  • Country: Australia

The project involved a review of the effectiveness of community skills, knowledge and engagement (CSKE) in natural resource management under the Australian Government's Caring for Our Country program. The program involves significant investments of public funds. Organisations in 56 NRM regions across Australia receive an annual base-level alloca ....

The regional economic impacts of introducing dual function forestry into an agricultural landscape

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Cockfield, Geoff; Chalmers, Linden; Apan, Armando; Thompson, David
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 17, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

A greenhouse gas emissions abatement scheme that includes payments for sequestration could encourage the establishment of plantations in agricultural areas, which could in turn, change regional economic output. This study is an examination of the regional economic impacts of establishing woodlots for both timber production and carb ....

The Responsibilisation of food security: what is the problem represented to be?

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Amber Bastian and John Coveney
  • Journal Name: Health Sociology Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 22, No. 2

Food security is an evolving concept with various definitions and associated meanings. The way food security is understood by policy-makers impacts on how it gets addressed in public policy. This research uses an interpretive approach to uncover how food security is represented by stakeholders. Semi structured interviews were conducted with 24 st ....

The Role of Barrier Islands in Subsistence of the Inhabitants of Roviana Lagoon, Solomon Islands

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Furusawa, Takuro; Ohtsuka, Ryutaro
  • Journal Name: Human Ecology
  • Journal Number: Vol.37, No.5
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: New York, United States
  • Country: Solomon Islands

This multidisciplinary study examines the strategy adopted by villagers in the Roviana Lagoon, South New Georgia, Solomon Islands, to cope with changing socioeconomic and demographic conditions. The study addresses land use, shifting cycles, land tenure, soil nutrients, subsistence production, vegetation, land cover change, and carrying ....

The Social and Economic Implications of Farm Plantation Forestry: A Review of Some Key Issues

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Tonts, Matthew; Black, Alan
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 13, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

Over recent years, extensive tree plantations have emerged as a significant land use in a number of regions across Australia. While trees have the potential to contribute to the mitigation of a range of environmental problems, such as soil salinity and erosion, there are growing concerns that large-scale plantations can have negati ....

The worldwide "wildfire" problem

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: A. Malcolm Gill, Scott L. Stephens and Geoffrey J. Cary
  • Journal Name: Ecological Applications
  • Journal Number: Vol. 23, No. 2
  • Publisher: Ecological Society of America
  • ISBN: 10510761
  • Country: United States

The worldwide "wildfire" problem is headlined by the loss of human lives and homes, but it applies generally to any adverse effects of unplanned fires, as events or regimes, on a wide range of environmental, social, and economic assets. The problem is complex and contingent, requiring continual attention to the changing circumstances of stakehold ....

Towards Endogenous Livestock Development: Borana Pastoralists' Responses to Environmental and Institutional Changes

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Homann, Sabine; Rischkowsky, Barbara; Steinbach, Jörg; Kirk, Michael; Mathias, Evelyn
  • Journal Name: Human Ecology
  • Journal Number: Vol.36, No.4
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: New York
  • Country: Ethiopia

Borana pastoralists in southern Ethiopia are faced with the challenge of developing more efficient and sustainable use of natural resources. In past decades poorly adapted development interventions and inadequate land-use policies aggravated by population growth have weakened pastoral rangeland management. Ignoring pastoralists' technic ....

Towards sustainability for Australia's rangelands: analysing the options

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Lesslie R; Hill M; Woldendorp G; Dawson S; Smith J
  • Publisher: Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
  • Country: Australia

The Australian rangelands occupy approximately three-quarters of the continent. They support diverse communities and businesses and make an important contribution to Australian society. The rangelands are landscapes where land use is dominated by pastoralism - extensive sheep and cattle grazing on native pastures. Rainfall is gener ....

Understanding and Integrating Local Perceptions of Trees and Forests into Incentives for Sustainable Landscape Management

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Pfund, Jean-laurent; Watts, John Daniel; Boissière, Manuel; Boucard, Amandine; Bullock, Renee Marie; Ekadinata, Andree; Dewi, Sonya; Feintrenie, Laurène; Levang, Patrice; Rantala, Salla; Sheil, Douglas; Sunderland, Terence Clarence; Heethom; Urech, Zora L
  • Journal Name: Environmental Management
  • Journal Number: Vol.48, No.2
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: New York
  • Country: Cameroon, Madagascar, Tanzania, Indonesia, Laos

We examine five forested landscapes in Africa (Cameroon, Madagascar, and Tanzania) and Asia (Indonesia and Laos) at different stages of landscape change. In all five areas, forest cover (outside of protected areas) continues to decrease despite local people's recognition of the importance of forest products and services. After forest co ....

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