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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2017
    Japan

    This study aims to understand the effective management of abandoned properties such as forest, farmlands, houses in depopulated areas in Japan. Specifically, this study focuses on 'absentee landlords' who own their property away from their current residence. Descriptive analyses of the Internet survey on absentee landlords who own properties in depopulated areas in Japan shows that the absentee landlords who cannot manage their forests properly also cannot manage paddy fields and houses properly.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    February, 2017
    Argentina

    La problemática habitacional actual de la ciudad de Buenos Aires gira en torno a dos fenómenos: la precariedad y los desalojos, en un contexto que se concibe de emergencia habitacional. Como reacción a esta situación, algunos organismos institucionales y ciertas organizaciones sociales con anclaje territorial en la zona sur de la ciudad comenzaron a llevar adelante acciones de resiliencia frente a los desalojos masivos que, como consecuencia de la presión inmobiliaria, afectaban a los hoteles, pensiones, inquilinatos y casas tomadas de esta zona de la ciudad.

  3. Library Resource

    Land Use Policy Volume 69

    Peer-reviewed publication
    December, 2017
    Canada, United Kingdom, United States of America, South Africa, Southern Africa

    City planners, urban innovators and researchers are increasingly working on ‘future city’ initiatives to investigate the physical, social and political aspects of harmonized urban living. Despite this, sustainability principles and the importance of urban groundwater are lacking in future city visions. Using London as a case study, the importance of groundwater for cities is highlighted and a range of future city interventions may impact on groundwater are reviewed.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2017
    Mozambique

    Date: mars 2017

    Source: Foncier & Développement

    Malgré une littérature abondante, les acquisitions foncières à grande échelle sont généralement  considérées comme des éléments exogènes aux territoires dans lesquelles elles sont réalisées.
    La plupart des analyses ne s’intéresse, en effet, qu’aux processus de consultation et à la reconnaissance légale des droits fonciers des populations locales.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2017
    Global

    UNDP’s support to countries on sustainable land management and restoration is designed to enhance livelihoods, secure food and water, build resilience and increase carbon storage and sequestration. Drawing on over 40 years of experience and expertise, UNDP assists countries to integrate land and related environmental concerns into national and sectoral development plans and strategies, secure resources, and implement programmes that advance inclusive, sustainable growth and development.

  6. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    March, 2017

    The editors of Land would like to express their sincere gratitude to the following reviewers for assessing manuscripts in 2016.[...]

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2017
    Sri Lanka

    The Kalu Ganga Basin in Sri Lanka is generally flooded once a year. A network of low-lying lands acts as natural retention and storage that captures floodwater, minimizing damage. An increase in the flood frequency has been observed in recent years. It is commonly perceived that this increase is caused by a rise in the frequency and severity of ‘very wet’ precipitation events. We conclude that land-use changes may have played a larger role in generating floods.

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2017

    The Kalu Ganga Basin in Sri Lanka is generally flooded once a year. A network of low-lying lands acts as natural retention and storage that captures floodwater, minimizing damage. An increase in the flood frequency has been observed in recent years. It is commonly perceived that this increase is caused by a rise in the frequency and severity of ‘very wet’ precipitation events. We conclude that land-use changes may have played a larger role in generating floods.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2017
    Egypt, Northern Africa

    Egypt, where the mean temperature is expected to increase by 1−1.5°C over the next two decades, is particularly concerned with climate change in the Medi- terranean. Most of the research works on adaptive animal traits have focused on sheep and goats in non-irrigated areas, with little interest in livestock systems in irrigated areas. However, meat and dairy products in Egypt are mainly sup- plied by large ruminants − cattle and buffaloes.

  10. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    September, 2017

    Meeting the growing demand for food in the future will require adaptation of water and land management to future conditions. We studied the extent of different adaptation options to future global change in the Mediterranean region, under scenarios of water use and availability. We focused on the most significant adaptation options for semiarid regions: implementing irrigation, changes to cropland intensity, and diversification of cropland activities.

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