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July 17, 2024

A new article in Royal Society Open Science synthesizes conceptual tools explaining resource and land-use frontiers, including theories of land rent and agglomeration economies, of frontiers as successive waves, spaces of territorialization, friction and opportunities, anticipation and expectation. The authors then propose a new theory of frontier emergence, which identifies exogenous pushes, legacies of past waves and actors’ anticipations as key mechanisms by which frontiers emerge. 

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June 1, 2022

A new paper in Ecology and Society proposes and discusses how strategic spatial planning could play a role in governing land-use frontiers and support the socially, economically, and ecologically sustainable future of rural communities, whilst addressing broader land-use challenges in frontier contexts.

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January 25, 2022

A new paper in the Journal of Land Use Science addresses strategic land-use planning instruments in land-use planning in tropical, low-income regions, and further details the extent to which the instruments' characteristics support land governance.

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