Can Strategic Spatial Planning Contribute to Land Degradation Reduction?
What is it about?
In this paper, we review strategic spatial planning literature published between 1992 and 2017. The focus is on the phenomena causing land degradation that are addressed by strategic spatial planning literature, as well as on the mechanisms describing the role of strategic spatial planning in land degradation reduction.
Why is it important?
It is important to convince policymakers that the concept of “smart cities”, for example, is not only about the implementation of technologies, but also about human-oriented and nature-based strategic spatial planning. The redevelopment of brownfield land, together with growth-management policies, must be communicated as a “smart growth” strategy. Providing scientific-based evidence tailored to the realities of a territory, the availability of technologies, and of crowdsourced geographic information means that strategic spatial planning would become more effective in halting and reversing the deep conundrum of land degradation in contemporary urban regions.
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