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Land-Use Planning

The Land-use Planning Module has been prepared for people involved in the assessment of forestlands and their economic, social and environmental potential for various land uses. The module provides basic and more detailed information on the importance of land-use planning in forestry and offers guidance on the main activities involved in a land-use planning framework.

The module also provides links to tools and case studies to foster effective land-use planning.

Evans, K., de Jong, W., Cronkleton, P. & Huu Nghi, T. 2010. Participatory methods for planning the future in forest communities. Society and Natural Resources Volume 23, Issue 7, pp 604-619

McDonald, J. 1999. Regional forest (dis)agreements: the RFA process and sustainable forest management. Bond Law Review Volume 11, Issue 2 Article 12.

Sheppard, S.R.J. & Meitner, M. 2005. Using multi-criteria analysis and visualisation for sustainable forest management planning with stakeholder groups. Forest Ecology and Management Volume 207, Issues 1–2, 7 March 2005, pp 171–187.

Sridhar, A. 2004. Pre-and post-tsunami coastal planning and land-use policies and issues in India.

van Lier, H.N. 1998. The role of land use planning in sustainable rural systems. Landscape and Urban Planning Volume 41, Issue 2, pp 83–9

Winterbottom, R. 1990. Taking stock: the tropical forest action plan after five years. World Resources Institute (WRI).