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land Use

The purpose for which an area of land is being used, such as residential, agricultural, commercial, retail, or industrial. Also known as land cover, land utilization.

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017

... use ( land cover , land utilization ) The purpose for which an area of land is being used, such as residential, agricultural, commercial, retail, or...

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A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management

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Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
103 words

... use Description of how land is used involving degrees of management of the natural environment, e.g. agricultural, transport, residential, commercial, or recreational land use. In the context of farmland, it can be further categorized, for example, as arable, permanent pasture, or rough grazing. Land use codes are used in describing land in the Basic Payment Scheme or agri-environment scheme applications; for example, agricultural and non-agricultural land uses. Land use zones refer to types of activity or development permitted. Land use should not to be...

Land Use

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The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
2,667 words
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... Use Change in land use and land cover is a central component of global environmental change. It significantly affects the structure and function of the biosphere through its impact on terrestrial ecosystems and global biogeochemical cycles. Land-use and land-cover change also affects almost sustainability, biodiversity, disease vectors, potable water sources, and agricultural production. The central importance of land use and land-cover changes stems from humankind's derivation of the majority of resources for its material existence and well-being from the...

Land Use

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Encyclopedia of Global Change

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
7,877 words
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2

... Use This entry consists of two articles: Land Use and Land Cover and Land Use Planning . The first article covers the role of land use and land cover in global change and discusses its contributions to potential climate change, biodiversity, and sustainability over the past one hundred years and into the future. The second article defines the major issues linking global change (climate, biodiversity, and sustainability) to land planning . Land Use and Land Cover Change in land use and land cover is a central component in global environmental change. It...

land use capability

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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2017

... use capability An assessment of the ability of a particular area of land to sustain a range of land uses...

land use change

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017

... use change Converting an area of land from one land use to another, usually on...

land use planning

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017

... use planning Local development of a plan, usually by a local government, for the use and development of land within its boundaries, taking into account existing land use , land capability , and local policies and strategic...

land use allocation

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017

... use allocation Committing a particular area of land to one or more specific uses, for example for residential development or as a nature reserve...

land use plan

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017

... use plan A plan which outlines proposed future land uses and their distribution in a particular...

land use survey

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017

... use survey A systematic survey of land use in a particular area, usually shown both in map form and...

land-use zoning

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Human Geography
Length:
62 words

...-use zoning The classification of land within a development plan. Land parcels are zoned based on their existing land use and their intended future use. Typically land-use parcels are bundled together to form relatively large areas of contiguous zoning to provide a coherent pattern of land use. The development plan is used to guide planning and land-use changes. See also land-use survey...

land use zoning

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015

... use zoning The segregation of land use into different areas for each type of use: agricultural, industrial, recreational, and residential. Planners have sought to pursue sustainable development using more mixed land use zoning in order to reduce the demand for travel, and greater coordination between transport and land use planning, including support for public transport ( Haughton and Counsell (2004) Geog. J. 170, 2 ). See Greed (2006) Tijdschrift 97, 3 on the problems for women in cities divided by traditional land use zoning, and Degg and ...

land-use survey

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Human Geography
Length:
81 words

...-use survey The surveying and mapping of the use and management of each plot of land and building. Traditionally, the survey work would have been undertaken through surveying fieldwork , making detailed measurements and classification of land cover, and its purpose. It is now typically undertaken through the spectral analysis of aerial photographs and remote sensing images, with the findings integrated into Geographical Information Systems for use in planning and governance . See also land-use zoning...

land-use change

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A Dictionary of Energy Science

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Current Version:
2017

...land-use change An alteration in the vegetation of an area. Generally this requires clearance of vegetation before planting new crops, which can result in a significant release of carbon bound up in the soil; the increased aeration of the soil speeds up the decomposition of organic matter with the emission of carbon dioxide . The time to replace the CO 2 liberated by converting non-degraded land to biofuel production is about 50 years for growing corn (USA), 20 years for sugar cane (Brazil), 50 years for rapeseed (EU), and 100 years for palm trees. On...

optimum land use

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017

...land use The optimum use of available land resources in a particular place or area, defined relative to stated management objectives...

land-use planning

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Environment, Sociology
Length:
122 words

...land-use planning Legislation and planning that takes into account different socio-economic activities occurring in a specific area and their environmental effects. Land-use codes regulate which human activities can take place where and also identify special areas for spiritual, ecological, or cultural protection. In disaster management land-use planning is also concerned with vulnerability to natural hazards such as earthquakes , floods , or drought , especially in the prevention and recovery phases where implementation of sound legislation can...

land use transportation systems

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A Supplementary Dictionary of Transport Studies

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Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
82 words

... use transportation systems A planning system that demonstrates the causal interaction between transportation and land use. The understanding of this relationship is necessary for traffic planners, developers, and local governments. The relationship has been explored in two ways. The first explores the potential impacts of the occupational nature of land use on travel behaviour, and the second explores how transport systems may affect land-use patterns. Data from the trip rate information computer system is often used to help determine the...

multiple land-use strategy

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A Dictionary of Ecology (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015

...land-use strategy The designed use of an area so that a range of compatible uses, or activities that can be rendered compatible by careful management, may be practised in a single locality (for example, forestry with rambling, camping, nature conservation, flood control,...

multiple land-use strategy

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A Dictionary of Plant Sciences (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
44 words

...land-use strategy The designed use of an area so that a range of compatible uses, or activities that can be rendered compatible by careful management, may be practised in a single locality (for example, forestry with rambling, camping, nature conservation, flood control,...

Native American Land Use

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Christine M. DeLucia

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History

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Current Version:
2013

...of vacuum domicilium , which held that at contact, the North American land was empty (or “widowed” by epidemics) and thus open for taking. Critics have dispelled long-standing Western notions that Native Americans had no conceptions of land ownership: although land was not transmitted through fee-simple title, leaders directed allocation of specific territories for use by family groups, and clear demarcations of territory existed between certain tribes. Judeo-Christian notions of land stewardship and early modern capitalist economies drove agrarianization...

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