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Land-Use Changes in the Canary Archipelago Using the CORINE Data: A Retrospective Analysis

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Agricultural School, University of Extremadura, 06007 Badajoz, Spain
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VALORIZA, Research Centre for Endogenous Resource Valorization, Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre (IPP), 7300 Portalegre, Portugal
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CITUR-Madeira-Centre for Tourism Research, Development and Innovation, 9000-082 Funchal-Madeira, Portugal
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Faculty of Exact Sciences and Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering and Geology (DECG), University of Madeira, 9000-082 Madeira, Portugal
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Department of Social Sciences, Languages and Literatures, University of Extremadura, 06071 Badajoz, Spain
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Faculty of Applied Sciences, WSB University, 41-300 Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland
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School of Business and Economics and CEEAplA, University of Azores, 9500-321 Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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Research Centre for Tourism, Sustainability and Well-being (CinTurs), University of Algarve, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
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Land 2020, 9(7), 232; https://doi.org/10.3390/land9070232
Received: 5 May 2020 / Revised: 12 June 2020 / Accepted: 13 July 2020 / Published: 17 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Landscape Planning as a Catalyst for Sustainable Development)
The relationships between territorial governance and the pursuit of sustainable development are evidenced to be critical. Exploratory tools, like Geographic Information Systems (GIS), enable us to comprehend the patterns, dynamics, and parameters of land-use changes over the years. The results from such studies could be used in the design of a sustainable territorial governance strategy. Contextually, a study has been conducted based on the changes that occurred in land uses in the Canary Archipelago in the years 1990, 2000, 2012, and 2018 using CORINE (Coordination of Information on the Environment) data. Even if most of the land uses have been stable over the analyzed period, the investigation shows a decrease in agricultural areas. By contrast, it is possible to verify an increase in semi-natural areas and urban agglomerations. Moreover, the authors believe that an assessment of the land-use changes on these ultra-peripheral areas will also enable us to disclose some obstacles and opportunities for sustained development. View Full-Text
Keywords: Canary Islands; GIS tools; land-uses changes; sustainable planning; territorial governance Canary Islands; GIS tools; land-uses changes; sustainable planning; territorial governance
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Naranjo Gómez, J.M.; Lousada, S.; Garrido Velarde, J.; Castanho, R.A.; Loures, L. Land-Use Changes in the Canary Archipelago Using the CORINE Data: A Retrospective Analysis. Land 2020, 9, 232. https://doi.org/10.3390/land9070232

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Naranjo Gómez JM, Lousada S, Garrido Velarde J, Castanho RA, Loures L. Land-Use Changes in the Canary Archipelago Using the CORINE Data: A Retrospective Analysis. Land. 2020; 9(7):232. https://doi.org/10.3390/land9070232

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Naranjo Gómez, José M., Sérgio Lousada, Jacinto Garrido Velarde, Rui A. Castanho, and Luís Loures. 2020. "Land-Use Changes in the Canary Archipelago Using the CORINE Data: A Retrospective Analysis" Land 9, no. 7: 232. https://doi.org/10.3390/land9070232

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