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October 28, 2019

One Earth – a new journal from Cell Press – publishes high-impact research that seeks to understand and address today’s environmental grand challenges. The inaugural issue focuses partly on land, and features pieces by many members of the GLP community. Check out Voices, Commentaries, Reflection, and Perspectives sections for more.

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June 9, 2018

GLP Member Anna Hersperger and colleagues have published an article in Global Environmental Change with a research agenda formulated to establish a truly theory-based approach to describe and model the role of spatial planning in urban land-use change.

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GLP Member Research in the News

July 27, 2017

Findings published in Sustainability by GLP Member Anna Hersperger and colleagues indicate that the distance between objectives and outcomes can be attributed to differences in countries’ spatial planning approaches, which should also be placed into the wider economic, institutional and legislative context. The study provides valuable insights for the integration of time series of spatial data into the evaluation procedure.

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Sunday, August 30, 2020 (All day) to Wednesday, September 2, 2020 (All day)

The call for abstracts is now open for the international conference "From Plans to Land Change: Dynamics of Urban Regions”, taking place August 30 – September 2, 2020 in Birmensdorf, near Zurich, Switzerland. Deadline to submit an abstract is 29 February 2020.

Learn more and submit an abstract