Special Issue "Responsible and Smart Land Management"
A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020).
Interests: land management; land administration; land use planning; cadastre; land information; organizational and institutional aspects of land management
Responsible land management is a kind of land management that prepares and assesses interventions in land use, land size, land shapes, land rights, land tenure, and land values in a manner that is (using the 8R model) responsive to needs of the citizens and stakeholders of the land; ensures the resilience of societal and biophysical structures; derives robust solutions in robust institutional structures; and relies on reliable and trustworthy decisions made by respected decision makers, whereby all steps of the decision making process are retraceable and whereby all stakeholders can identify and recognize themselves in the decisions and interventions, and whereby on a regular basis the rightfulness of the decision is reflected upon. This Special Issue is seeking cases and studies that research any of these responsible land management aspects.
In addition, smart land management research results are being sought. Land management interventions are smart if both the construction of the policy and governance process leading up to an land intervention and the process through which citizens are stakeholders interact with each other are supported by active and passive sensors, social information technologies, new data management systems, systematic algorithms, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other innovative technologies. Studies that either identify the responsible use of these technologies, the effects of the uptake of these technologies for land interventions, or the normative settings surrounding these technologies are sought in this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Walter T. de Vries
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Responsible land management:
- inclusion; spatial justice; tenure security; impact assessment; reflectiveness; responsiveness; resilience; robustness; reliability; responsibility
- Smart land management:
- smart technologies; artificial intelligence; machine learning; smart citizens; smart cadastres, smart land use planning, digital land governance