This article aims to act as a general literature review regarding the landscape, analyzing it through a synthesis of the main concepts and processes that have generated, and subsequently developed, the word “Landscape”. It is a versatile theme, because it has always been studied by various disciplines, through different theories, which sometimes even conflict with each other. Through the present text, we understand the importance and the unique value of the landscape, a value that has nowadays been transfigured by the strong industrialization and strong brand of man in the territory.
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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJune, 2019Global
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationMarch, 2018Global
Arid regions in the Old World Dry Belt are assumed to be marginal regions, not only in ecological terms, but also economically and socially. Such views in geography, archaeology, and sociology are—despite the real limits of living in arid landscapes—partly influenced by derivates of Central Place Theory as developed for European medieval city-based economies. For other historical time periods and regions, this narrative inhibited socio-economic research with data-based and non-biased approaches.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationSeptember, 2018Global
The importance of a place can be assessed via an analysis of its centrality. However, although central place research has a long history, there is no generally accepted theoretical base, leading to continuous debates about the core elements of centrality and those features that ultimately constitute the centrality of a place. We propose a generalized definition that understands centrality as the relative concentration of interaction. Using this definition, we are able to integrate various social, cultural, and natural aspects in the analysis of a central place and its landscape setting.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsJune, 2013Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2017Africa
The work presented here aims to support the Land Policy Initiative (LPI) Secretariat in spearheading the implementation of the Nairobi Action Plan, particularly the achievement of the first action related to the Assessments of large-scale land based investment (LSLBI) in Africa, in order to build the necessary evidence and analysis required for the implementation of the remainder of the actions under the Plan.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationMay, 2019South America
Presenta insumos de nueve países sudamericanos, que abordan las posibilidades del acceso a la tierra y territorio para campesinos, indígenas y afrodescendientes, a través de los avances en la legislación agraria y territorial, los conflictos por tierra, socioambientales y otras disputas, las acciones populares, las propuestas, normas e institucionalidad correspondiente.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2019Latin America and the Caribbean
Este dossier presenta los resultados de la investigación de 6 de nuestros colaboradores y socios en la Región. En todos, el paraguas común es la búsqueda de diversos efectos sociales y ambientales de las grandes transacciones de tierra de la Land Matrix; que logren desenmascarar las situaciones de acaparamiento en la Región
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2013Russia
The farming system at landscapes preserving and restoring soil fertility of agricultural lands have been developed. Typification of lands was made and the types of agricultural landscapes were allocated: plain, hollow-gully, and gully-field. The analysis of the current structure of arable areas was made and resulted in the assessment of structure's influence on the state of soil fertility. The main degradation processes reducing the fertility of south chernozems were studied. There were proposed the ways of creating the sustainable artificial agricultural landscapes.
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesJanuary, 2018Global
This topic guide presents an overview of land corruption in rural and urban areas. It looks at the social costs of corruption in land governance and pays attention to the forms that corruption takes at different levels of land governance. It then presents different ways in which land corruption is being counteracted, based on successful experiences from all around the world with concrete ideas to fight land corruption. Finally, it compiles a list of resources to learn more about the topic.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2017Global
Many information technology initiatives have emerged in recent years with the aim of improving natural resource management. These take a variety of technological forms designed either to directly curb corruption in resource extraction and production, or to enhance information flows, facilitate citizen participation, and hold specific actors accountable. Donors can play a role in connecting the divide between development practitioners, technologists, and researchers by supporting the use of tools in programs and evaluations.
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