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Spatial information and participation in socio-ecological systems: experiences, tools and lessons learned for land-use planning

Daniele La Rosa (1), Carsten Lorz (2)   , Hannes Jochen König (3), Christine Fürst (4)

iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry, Volume 7, Issue 6, Pages 349-352 (2014)
doi: https://doi.org/10.3832/ifor0093-007
Published: May 19, 2014 - Copyright © 2014 SISEF


Collection/Special Issue: RegioResources21
Spatial information and participation of socio-ecological systems: experiences, tools and lessons learned for land-use planning
Guest Editors: Daniele La Rosa, Carsten Lorz, Hannes Jochen König, Christine Fürst

The special issue “Spatial Information and participation of socio-ecological systems: experiences, tools and lessons learned for land-use planning”, focuses on a framework for information used in planning and participation processes for socio-ecological systems at different scales and contexts. The papers presented in the SI focus on three major questions: (1) How should we make use of spatial information for planning at different scales and contexts? (2) How should we share information among stakeholders and decision makers in land-use planning? (3) How can we communicate scientific knowledge to achieve effective decisions? The papers of this SI contribute original perspectives on how spatial information can be structured, used and communicated by/among different actors of land planning processes, creating more actionable scientific knowledge and effective related decision making.


Participation, Land-use Planning, Stakeholders, Decision-making

Authors’ address

Daniele La Rosa
Department of Architecture, University of Catania (Italy)
Carsten Lorz
Forest Pedology, Geology and Site Ecology, University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf, Woods and Forestry (Germany)
Hannes Jochen König
Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research - ZALF (Germany)
Christine Fürst
Center for Development Research - ZEF, University of Bonn (Germany)

Corresponding author

Carsten Lorz


La Rosa D, Lorz C, König HJ, Fürst C (2014). Spatial information and participation in socio-ecological systems: experiences, tools and lessons learned for land-use planning. iForest 7: 349-352. - doi: 10.3832/ifor0093-007

Academic Editor

Marco Borghetti

Paper history

Received: Mar 11, 2014
Accepted: Mar 12, 2014

First online: May 19, 2014
Publication Date: Dec 01, 2014
Publication Time: 2.27 months

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