Special Issue "A New Urbanization Land Change Continuum"
A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2013)
Prof. Dr. Karen C. Seto
School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University, 195 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
Phone: +1 203 432 9784
Fax: +1 203 432 5556
Interests: urbanization and sustainability; human dimensions of global change; comparative urbanization dynamics in Asia; monitoring, modeling, and forecasting urban expansion; remote sensing of land-use and land-cover change
Prof. Dr. Dagmar Haase
Lab of Landscape Ecology, Department of Geography, Rudower Chaussee 16, Humboldt University Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 30 2093 9445
Interests: Urban systems; spatially explicit modelling of urban land use changes and urban shrinkage; impact assessment of urban land use change; urban ecosystem services; recreational and habitat functions of urban greeneryflood impact and risk assessment; resilience research
Contemporary urbanization is a process that simultaneously involves changes in livelihoods, lifestyles, connectivity and land uses. The urban-rural dichotomy including a discrete place no longer holds. There is a need for a new conceptual framework of land change and urbanization that explicitly identifies how these two processes are connected and takes into consideration these changes looking for more or less blurring places – urban continuums – that are multiply coupled/connected (Boone et al., in press; Seto et al., 2012). The aim of this special issue is to explore cutting edge, state-of-the-art research that examines and visualizes how urbanization and land change are connected through space and across time. Prospective authors are invited to contribute to this Special Issue of Land by submitting an original manuscript of their latest research in this particular area. Contributions may include, but are not limited to:
- New methods and conceptualizations for characterizing urban continuums, couplings, and urban land teleconnections.
- Analytical methods for classifying and organizing land change related to urbanization, including multi-level modeling, spatially explicit life cycle analysis, multi-agent modeling, and spatializing commodity chains.
- Techniques for modeling and visualizing correlations across distant locations.
- Integration of land, economic, livelihood, and justice measurements to examine “urbanity”.
- Vivid empirical cases and examples from across the world populating the approaches and concepts of urbanization.
Prof. Dr. Karen C. Seto
Prof. Dr. Dagmar Haase
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Land is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
Article: Managing Urban Wellbeing in Rural Areas: The Potential Role of Online Communities to Improve the Financing and Governance of Highly Valued Nature Areas
Land 2014, 3(2), 437-459; doi:10.3390/land3020437
Received: 20 December 2013; in revised form: 8 May 2014 / Accepted: 20 May 2014 / Published: 5 June 2014| PDF Full-text (4609 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Mapping Urban Transitions Using Multi-Temporal Landsat and DMSP-OLS Night-Time Lights Imagery of the Red River Delta in Vietnam
Land 2014, 3(1), 148-166; doi:10.3390/land3010148
Received: 3 November 2013; in revised form: 16 January 2014 / Accepted: 27 January 2014 / Published: 12 February 2014| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (6124 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: What Makes Green Cities Unique? Examining the Economic and Political Characteristics of the Grey-to-Green Continuum
Land 2014, 3(1), 131-147; doi:10.3390/land3010131
Received: 3 November 2013; in revised form: 16 December 2013 / Accepted: 13 January 2014 / Published: 24 January 2014| PDF Full-text (461 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Review: Urbanity and Urbanization: An Interdisciplinary Review Combining Cultural and Physical Approaches
Land 2014, 3(1), 105-130; doi:10.3390/land3010105
Received: 20 October 2013; in revised form: 27 November 2013 / Accepted: 13 January 2014 / Published: 23 January 2014| PDF Full-text (430 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Villages in the City: Spatial and Temporal Heterogeneity in Rurality and Urbanity in Bangalore, India
Land 2014, 3(1), 1-18; doi:10.3390/land3010001
Received: 9 November 2013; in revised form: 4 December 2013 / Accepted: 16 December 2013 / Published: 19 December 2013| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (2985 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Spatiotemporal Patterns and Socioeconomic Contexts of Vegetative Cover in Altamira City, Brazil
Land 2013, 2(4), 774-796; doi:10.3390/land2040774
Received: 25 September 2013; in revised form: 27 November 2013 / Accepted: 2 December 2013 / Published: 12 December 2013| PDF Full-text (4809 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Rural-Urban Transition in Central Java: Population and Economic Structural Changes Based on Cluster Analysis
Land 2013, 2(3), 419-436; doi:10.3390/land2030419
Received: 20 June 2013; in revised form: 12 July 2013 / Accepted: 1 August 2013 / Published: 16 August 2013| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (843 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Land 2013, 2(3), 304-327; doi:10.3390/land2030304
Received: 20 April 2013; in revised form: 12 June 2013 / Accepted: 19 June 2013 / Published: 2 July 2013| Cited by 2 | PDF Full-text (1529 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Re-Thinking the Role of Compensation in Urban Land Acquisition: Empirical Evidence from South Asia
Land 2013, 2(2), 278-303; doi:10.3390/land2020278
Received: 10 April 2013; in revised form: 27 May 2013 / Accepted: 31 May 2013 / Published: 13 June 2013| PDF Full-text (122 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: The Linkages between Real Estate Tourism and Urban Sprawl in Majorca (Balearic Islands, Spain)
Land 2013, 2(2), 252-277; doi:10.3390/land2020252
Received: 5 April 2013; in revised form: 10 May 2013 / Accepted: 17 May 2013 / Published: 30 May 2013| PDF Full-text (1277 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Last update: 19 November 2013