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Land use by Jens


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Land use by Jens

  1. 1. Land use Jens Lindemann, 30th September 2010
  2. 2. Definition <ul><li>human use of land </li></ul><ul><li>modification of natural environment or wilderness into built environment such as fields, pastures, and settlements </li></ul>
  3. 3. Consequences Energy consump-tion Loss of soil and habitats Extinc-tion Loss of agri-cultural land Settle-ment and traffic area Less Bio-diversity Economic conse-quences Develop-ment of land use Eco-logical conse-quences Land use
  4. 4. Ecological consequences <ul><li>Buildings, roads, mining areas and storage areas lead to a direct loss of soil and habitats </li></ul><ul><li>Nesting sites lost </li></ul><ul><li>Main causes of species extinction </li></ul>
  5. 5. Economic consequences <ul><li>declining relative population density </li></ul><ul><li>higher infrastructure costs </li></ul><ul><li>longer supply routes </li></ul><ul><li>loss of agricultural land </li></ul><ul><li>more traffic, more waste gases </li></ul>
  6. 6. The causes <ul><li>socio-economic change </li></ul><ul><li>settlement structure concepts </li></ul><ul><li>public funding </li></ul>
  7. 7. Socio-economic change <ul><li>Changes in the working world through the use of land-intensive techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion of educational and cultural institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in households even with stagnant population (fewer children, more childless couples and single people) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Settlement structure concepts <ul><li>&quot;Home in the country&quot; is the area-consuming design and requires at least three times the land area (roads included) to an urban alternative </li></ul>
  9. 9. Public funding <ul><li>Trend of surface complex housing and transport forms is supported by the State </li></ul>
  10. 10. Countermeasures <ul><li>Many home and garden owners can limit soil sealing to a minimum and provide opportunities for the infiltration of rain water </li></ul><ul><li>Garden as a natural garden design with native plants </li></ul>