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  1. Library Resource
    Land Journal Volume 9 Issue 11 cover image

    Volume 9 Issue 11

    Peer-reviewed publication
    November, 2020
    Trinidad and Tobago, Brazil, United States of America, Spain, Belgium

    The Franks Tract State Recreation Area (Franks Tract) is an example of a complex contemporary park mired in ecological and socio-political contestation of what it is and should be. Located in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, it is a central hub in California’s immense and contentious water infrastructure; an accidental shallow lake on subsided land due to unrepaired levee breaks; a novel ecosystem full of ‘invasive’ species; a world-class bass fishing area; and a water transportation corridor.

  2. Library Resource
    Land Journal Volume 9 Issue 11 cover image

    Volume 9 Issue 11

    Peer-reviewed publication
    November, 2020
    Puerto Rico, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, United States of America, Spain

    Soil quality indexes (SQIs) are very useful in assessing the status and edaphic health of soils. This is particularly the case in the Mediterranean area, where successive torrential rainfall episodes give rise to erosion and soil degradation processes; these are being exacerbated by the current climate crisis. The objective of this study was to analyze the soil quality in two contrasting Mediterranean watersheds in the province of Malaga (Spain): the middle and upper watersheds of the Rio Grande (sub-humid conditions) and the Benamargosa River (semi-arid conditions).

  3. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 10

    Peer-reviewed publication
    October, 2020
    Southern Africa, South Africa, Turks and Caicos Islands

    Roughly 90% of farmers in the Western Cape Province of South Africa have converted to no-tillage systems to improve the efficiency of crop production. Implementation of no-tillage restricts the mixing of soil amendments, such as limestone, into soil. Stratification of nutrients and pH is expected. A soil survey was conducted to determine the extent and geographical spread of acid soils and pH stratification throughout the Western Cape. Soil samples (n = 653) were taken at three depths (0–5, 5–15, 15–30 cm) from no-tillage fields.

  4. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 10

    Peer-reviewed publication
    October, 2020
    Trinidad and Tobago, Brazil, United States of America

    Preserving landscape connectivity is one of the most frequently recommended strategies to address the synergistic threats of climate change, habitat fragmentation, and intensifying disturbances. Although assessments to develop plans for linked and connected landscapes in response to climate and land-use change have been increasingly employed in the last decade, efforts to operationalize and implement these plans have been limited. Here, we present a framework using existing, available biological data to design an implementable, comprehensive multispecies connectivity plan.

  5. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 9

    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2020
    Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America

    Climate change has the potential to disrupt ecosystem services and further exacerbate the effects of human activities on natural resources. This has significant implications for educational institutions and the populations they serve. As the current crop of landscape architecture students struggles to define its role within the climate crisis and its related social and political underpinnings, a core mission of colleges and universities moving forward should be to provide students with applied knowledge about how climate change affects the landscape.

  6. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 9

    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2020
    Brazil, Colombia, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Puerto Rico, Portugal, United States of America, Venezuela

    Since the middle of the 20th century, irrigation in the southeast of Spain has displayed significant productive growth based on the intensive use of the scarce water resources in the area and the contribution of river flows from the hydrographic basin of the Tagus River to the hydrographic basin of the Segura River. Despite high levels of efficiency in the water use from the new irrigation systems, the water deficit has only intensified in recent years.

  7. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 9

    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2020
    Australia, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America

    Understanding future land-use related water demand is important for planners and resource managers in identifying potential shortages and crafting mitigation strategies. This is especially the case for regions dependent on limited local groundwater supplies. For the groundwater dependent Central Coast of California, we developed two scenarios of future land use and water demand based on sampling from a historical land change record: a business-as-usual scenario (BAU; 1992–2016) and a recent-modern scenario (RM; 2002–2016).

  8. Library Resource
    Le foncier en Haïti
    Reports & Research
    January, 2020
    Haiti

    Depuis son accès à l’Indépendance, la république d’Haïti semble profondément marquée par les racines de son histoire, prise dans les contradictions de ses références aux valeurs « humanistes » de la Révolution française et à l’attachement à une société profondément, pour ne pas dire essentiellement rurale, depuis l’origine, du fait des exigences du système colonial. Les discours qui émaillent cette histoire, au rythme des soubresauts politiques innombrables qui la jalonnent, le montrent bien.

  9. Library Resource
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    Policy Papers & Briefs
    July, 2019
    Caribbean, Haiti

    Date: 12 décembre 2019

    Source: Foncier & Développement

    Par: Daniel Latouche

    « Appuyer la réforme foncière en Haïti : Les enseignements des expériences québécoises et internationales »

  10. Library Resource
    Tech and Transparency: democratising data and empowering communities with cutting-edge technologies

    A Webinar Report

    Reports & Research
    August, 2019
    Tanzania, Jamaica, Global

    lack of transparency in the land and property sector prevents individuals, communities and governments from unlocking the value of the property as an asset, and undermines policies and legal frameworks that aim to provide land tenure security, potentially leading to a misallocation of rights. In fact, land governance is ranked among the sectors in which people are most likely to pay bribes for access to services, according to Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer.

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