Search for dissertations about: "land use"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 642 swedish dissertations containing the words land use.

  1. 1. Inferring Land Use from Remote Sensing Imagery : A context-based approach

    Author : Michael Meinild Nielsen; Bo Malmberg; Anders Wästfelt; Douglas A. Stow; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; land use; remote sensing; urban remote sensing; image analysis; segmentation; spatial context; land cover; land cover configuration; farming types; bark beetle; dead trees; forest inventory; Human Geography; kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : This doctoral thesis investigates the potential of classification methods based on spatial context to infer specific forms of land use from remote sensing data. The problem is that some types of land use are characterized by a complex configuration of land covers that traditional per-pixel based methods have problems classifying due to spectral heterogeneity. READ MORE

  2. 2. Land Matters : Agrofuels, Unequal Exchange, and Appropriation of Ecological Space

    Author : Kenneth Hermele; Humanekologi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Land; Agrofuels; Ecologically unequal exchange; Environmental load displacement; Land grabbing; Malthus; Brazil; Ethanol; Resource wars; Land Use change; Indirect land use change;

    Abstract : As a global society we are entering an era where land areas and land-based resources are coming to the fore once again for capital accumulation and economic growth, for the first time since the end of the 18th century when Malthus forecasted a contradiction between population growth and agricultural output. That constraint on economic growth, imposed by limited land areas, was overcome by the combination of fossil fuels (coal, oil) and appropriation of space overseas (colonialism, trade). READ MORE

  3. 3. Essays on the Political Economy of Land Use Change

    Author : Johanna Jussila Hammes; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; land tax; technological change; land use; deforestation; agricultural trade liberalization; Doha round; Dutch disease; perceived comparative advantage; EU-15; panel data;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of three articles. The two first ones construct theoretical models for land use change between agriculture and forestry in the presence of lobbies representing both sectors. The third article tests empirically the hypothesis forwarded in the first essay. READ MORE

  4. 4. My house is my husband - A Kenyan Study of Women´s Access to Land and Housing

    Author : Diana Lee-Smith; Institutionen för arkitektur och byggd miljö; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Urban areas; Surveys; Social structure; Rural housing; Rural areas; Research; Legal aspects; Land use; Land ownership; Land acquisition; Kenya; Income distribution; Housing; Home ownership; Food; Firewood; Family; Domestic labour; Community organization; Data collecting; Urban housing; Urban powerty; Use of dwelling; Water; Women; Architecture; interior design; Arkitektur; inredningsarkitektur;

    Abstract : This thesis explores women’s access to property in Kenya. It consists of three parts. The first gives the Kenyan background, the theoretical and methodological approach. READ MORE

  5. 5. Software Systems In-House Integration : Observations and Guidelines Concerning Architecture and Process

    Author : Rikard Land; Ivica Crnkovic; Christer Norström; Christine Hofmeister; Mälardalens högskola; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Architectural Compatibility; Software Architecture; Software Integration; Software Merge; Software Processes; Strategic Decisions; Computer science; Datalogi; Datavetenskap;

    Abstract : Software evolution is a crucial activity for software organizations. A specifc type of software evolution is the integration of previously isolated systems. The need for integration is often a consequence of different organizational changes, including merging of previously separate organizations. READ MORE