Rural Space Modeling
A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021) | Viewed by 30465
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: rural areas; sustainability; spatial planning; land use change; land use modelling; environmental analysis; urbanization
Rural areas play a very important role in social life and the economy. They provide residence and employment as well as recreational sites enabling visitors to enjoy unspoiled nature. Rural areas not only supply raw materials and products, but they also provide space for other functions. Spatial planning plays a very important role in the process of rural space modelling. It is also important to study the local and external conditions. A rural development framework can be proposed based on an evaluation of the observed phenomena. The following list provides some examples of topics of interest to ensure the consistency of the papers in this Special Issue:
- Spatial planning;
- Spatial order;
- Institutional efficiency;
- Spatial, financial, and environmental effects of planning studies;
- Urbanization of rural areas;
- Town–village relationships;
- Social, cultural, economic, environmental, and spatial aspects of rural development.
Dynamically growing new technologies (e.g., multi-criteria methods, GIS tools) are gaining popularity all over the world as tools for spatial analysis. This Special Issue focuses on the practice and theory of the application of modern technologies in rural space modelling and rural area development planning.
Authors are invited to submit papers on modern research directions of rural space modelling in such domains as spatial planning, spatial order, spatiotemporal analysis, land use change, or environmental aspects, etc. The integration of different data, GIS tools, and modelling can provide valuable support to rural space modelling and decision-making.
Papers incorporating novel and interesting techniques in studying these aspects, as well as some interesting applications, will be considered. Well-prepared review papers are also welcome. We invite all prospective authors to share their research.
Dr. Krystyna Kurowska
Dr. Cezary Kowalczyk
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- rural areas
- land use change
- spatial planning
- spatial order
- environmental protection
- aspects of rural development