Special Issue "Sustainable Territorial Management"
A special issue of Environments (ISSN 2076-3298).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
2. European Topic Centre-University of Malaga, Calle Arquitecto Francisco Peñalosa s/n, Ampliación Campus Teatinos, 29010 Malaga, Spain
Interests: sustainability indicators; protected area effectiveness evaluation; territorial planning; socioeconomic effects of public policies
Recent human development has made a notable social and economic progress for most of us possible; however, it has also had a range of negative consequences on natural resources, local communities, and the economy at multiple scales. Soil sealing, erosion and loss, land degradation, air and water pollution, biodiversity homogenisation and loss, poverty, human migration, and health issues are among the most common human-made impacts with a clear sustainability and spatial component. They occur in territories, be it terrestrial, aerial, or marine, which are the physical bases for whichever activity is being performed by any living being. Thus, achieving sustainable territorial management, which combines healthy and prosperous societies with the long-term maintenance of a rich biodiversity and productive ecosystem services, remains the biggest challenge to our modern world. This Special Issue seeks to collect a coherent set of studies on techniques and experiences (case studies) aimed at increasing the environmental, social, economic, and/or institutional sustainability of landscapes and seascapes from a range of geographic and socioeconomic contexts.
Dr. David Rodríguez-Rodríguez
Dr. Javier Martínez-Vega
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Land use-land cover
Integrated coastal zone management