This book aims to identify and characterize rural land-use planning issues, to describe developments in resource information systems, and to present several analytical frameworks and assess their potential contribution to planning the use of rural land resources.
Part 1: Introduction 1. Rural Land-Use Analysis and Planning: An Overview 2. Some Choices in Rural Resource Management Part 2: Issues in the Use of Rural Lands 3. Sustainable Use of Canada's Rural Land Resources: Relating Research to Reality 4. The Conflict Between Conservation and Food Production in Great Britain 5. Countryside Parks and Multipurpose Use of Rural Resources 6. Land-Use Adjustments to Aquifer Depletion in Western Kansas 7. "Let them Eat Houses!": The Implications of Urban Expansion onto Good Farmland 8. Protecting Farmland from whom and for what Purpose? 9. Risk-a Version Versus Optimal Strategies for Planning Rural Resources Part 3: Resource Information Systems 10. Monitoring Rural Land-Use Change: A Pilot Project 11. Application of a Land Resource Information System to a Small Area in Scotland 12. Automation and the Supply of Information for Land-Use Management 13. The Agricultural Land Base Study: Natural Resource Policy Research in Alberta 14. Land Evaluation and Environmental Change: The Case of Land Drainage and Food Production 15. The Usefulness of Computer Aids that Capture Expert Knowledge about Land Management Part 4: Analysis for Resource-Use Policy 16. A Matrix-Flow Approach to Rural Domestic Energy: A Kenyan Case Study 17. Rating Agricultural Land: Some New Measures of Importance 18. Assessing the Impacts of Acid Rain on Regional Agricultural Production in Ontario 19. Program Evaluation of Rural Resource Improvement 20. The Dynamics of the Urban Field 21. Farm Size and Land Use in the Urban Fringe in Scotland Part 5: Conclusion 22. Review and Prospect