Optimizing Land Development: Trends and Best Practices

A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X). This special issue belongs to the section "Urban Contexts and Urban-Rural Interactions".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 106

Special Issue Editors

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Institute of Spatial Management and Geography, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, 10-720 Olsztyn, Poland
Interests: property valuation; land development; highest and best use analysis; land use dynamics; land management; mass appraisal; advanced data exploration techniques
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Institute of Spatial Management and Geography, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, 10-720 Olsztyn, Poland
Interests: land-cover change; land management; decision-making systems; property valuation; procedures for assessing the significance of information; behavioral aspects of decision-making

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to contribute to a Special Issue entitled “Optimizing Land Development: Trends and Best Practices”. Recognizing the critical role of land development in shaping our environment, this Special Issue aims to shed light on contemporary trends and best practices in optimizing land use. While land development issues have been a fundamental field in human spatial activity, there is a growing need to explore how various human–environment dynamics intersect with and influence development. This Special Issue seeks contributions that bridge the gap between changing optimization strategies and evolving land uses. We welcome empirical research and conceptual/theoretical works that delve into key processes, such as:

  • land/land-use/land-cover change;
  • land management, including agriculture, forestry, the built environment, and others;
  • landscapes, landscape design, and landscape planning;
  • urban contexts, urban–rural interactions, and urban planning and development.

Contributions at the intersection of land use science and related disciplines are particularly encouraged. However, we welcome submissions from diverse human–environment fields that emphasize the fundamental role of human activities in optimizing land development. We encourage diversity in contributions to capture the nuanced complexities of land development across different contexts.

Join us in exploring the intricate connections between changing livelihood strategies and the optimization of land development. Your insights will contribute to a comprehensive understanding of contemporary trends and best practices in this dynamic field.

We look forward to receiving your original research articles and reviews.

Dr. Marek Walacik
Dr. Aneta Chmielewska
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind 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 monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • land development
  • optimization strategies
  • land use dynamics
  • human–environment dynamics
  • contemporary trends
  • best practices
  • land/land-use/land-cover change
  • land management

Published Papers

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