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Instruments of Land Policy - Dealing with Scarcity of Land. Edited by Jean-David Gerber, Thomas Hartmann, Andreas Hengstermann. Routledge (UK), 300 pages.
ISBN: 9781138201514 (Print). © Routledge

Instruments of Land Policy - Dealing with Scarcity of Land

This book is part of the Urban Planning and Environment series.

Updated on 10/30/2017
Published on 09/14/2017

Scarcity is not only an issue of the amount and location of land, but also of the quality of it. Because natural resources are limited in terms of both quantity and quality, scarcity is entering the public debate. There is a growing awareness that the environmental footprint of our societies is untenable in the long term. Hence the pressing necessity to improve the sustainability of our resource uses. Land use planning creates scarcity or relieves it depending on political goals. These goals are sometimes explicitly stated, and sometimes they are implicit or hidden in sectoral policies.
This book examines not only how instruments of land policy are used to tackle the complex distribution of property rights, but also how they can be strategically used to manage the scarcity of land.

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The book

Instruments of Land Policy - Dealing with Scarcity of Land. Edited by Jean-David Gerber, Thomas Hartmann, Andreas Hengstermann. Routledge (UK), 300 pages.

ISBN: 9781138201514 (Print).

With the contribution of

  • Romain Melot, Joint Research Unit - Science for Action and Sustainable Development: Activities, Products, Territories (INRA, AgroParisTech).

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