Special Issue "Responsible and Smart Land Management"

A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Walter T. de Vries
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Guest Editor
Technical University Munich, Germany
Interests: land management; land administration; land use planning; cadastre; land information; organizational and institutional aspects of land management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • 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

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An Evaluation Framework for Urban Cadastral System Policy in Ethiopia
Land 2020, 9(2), 60; https://doi.org/10.3390/land9020060 - 24 Feb 2020
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Land is the most vital resource on earth from which people derive their basic needs. In order to administer and manage this vital resource in a sustainable way, there are several mechanisms, of which the cadastral system is the prime one. Literature documents [...] Read more.
Land is the most vital resource on earth from which people derive their basic needs. In order to administer and manage this vital resource in a sustainable way, there are several mechanisms, of which the cadastral system is the prime one. Literature documents that the performance measurement methods of cadastral systems are not appropriate. In most developing countries, systematic performance evaluation mechanisms for cadastral systems are very inadequate. For example, Ethiopia has no systematic evaluation framework to measure and evaluate the state of cadastral systems. This article aims to develop an evaluation framework to measure and evaluate the performance of urban cadastral systems in Ethiopia based on the methods that have proven successful in developed countries. The goal is furthermore to present a set of good practices and a set of indicators that can provide an objective basis to support a systematic evaluation of urban cadastral systems in Ethiopia. The study employs a desk review research strategy and a qualitative analytical approach. Full article
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An Evolutionary Approach to Technology Innovation of Cadastre for Smart Land Management Policy
Land 2020, 9(2), 50; https://doi.org/10.3390/land9020050 - 11 Feb 2020
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In this study, we attempted to quantitatively determine the characteristics of keyword networks in the cadastre field using major contents of research drawn from international academic papers. Furthermore, we investigated the macroscopic evolution of cadastral research and examined its keyword network in detail [...] Read more.
In this study, we attempted to quantitatively determine the characteristics of keyword networks in the cadastre field using major contents of research drawn from international academic papers. Furthermore, we investigated the macroscopic evolution of cadastral research and examined its keyword network in detail (at a global scale) using semantic analysis. The analysis was carried out based on cadastral-research-related publications extracted from “Scopus” for 1987 to 2019. It was found that cadastre research has closely followed the recent trend of a growing interest in research on geospatial information and standardization. The results showed the advancement of technology innovation within the field of cadastres, as highlighted in the combination of relevant keywords (mostly from those related to spatial information technology and participation of civilians). These new issues are expected to drive the evolution of the academic scope in the future through synthesis with other fields for smart land management policy. Full article
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