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This study develops a theoretical framework for exploring the growth patterns and forms that cities bordering on metropolitan cities take. The ‘leapfrog’ growth patterns of cities that are neighbours to metropolitan areas will be investigated through a case study focusing on the role of...
This paper analyses the effectiveness and impacts of two market-led policy measures for stimulating private housing redevelopment in Singapore. The first measure accorded betterment potential to sub-optimally used land through density incentives. Subsequently, enabling legislation was enacted to...
This paper examines the prospects for the interactive governance of water and land use following an initiative to institutionalise integrated river basin management. Taking an institutionalist perspective it first presents river basin management as a tool for overcoming problems of spatial fit...
Data on land use and institutions clarify issues associated with low prices and thinness in the Slovak agricultural land market. Three explanations for price repression are assessed, including demand contractions, supply expansions, and transaction costs. Price repression arises from the direct...
The ‘public leasehold system’ (PLS) in Israel and in Canberra was designed against the backdrop of 19th century social reform ideology. Recurring changes during the 20th century brought about practical abolition of the PLS. This paper attempts to review the PLS. A comparison of the two case...
This paper examines the role of household characteristics and government policy in shaping land use and forest fallow management in a peasant community ( ejido ) in the southern Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico. Data gathered through in-depth household interviews ( n =44) and field visits ( n =464)...
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