Changes in land-use governance in an urban era

Bradford S. Gentry, Thomas Sikor, Graeme Auld, Anthony J. Bebbington, Tor A. Benjaminsen, Carol A. Hunsberger, Anne Marie Izac, Matias E. Margulis, Tobias Plieninger, Heike Schroeder, Caroline Upton

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Land use is being fundamentally transformed worldwide. G overnance mechanisms that manage land use are changing from territorial organizations to global institutions anchored to specific resource flows between urban and rural areas. This shift reflects an underlying change of v alues attached to land, from the creation of new monetary values to the assertion of social values. Such a r evalorization has, in turn, fueled global competition and led to governance arrangements that may appear fragmented from the vantage point of any particular land plot. In addition, rising urbanization impacts and reflects governance arrangements for land use. This chapter addresses the governance of land use in an urban era, with a focus on the emergence of global arrangements to address land competition and the t elecoupling effects that arise between coupled multiscalar systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era
PublisherMIT Press
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9780262322126
ISBN (Print)9780262026901
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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