International Journal of Housing and Human Settlement Planning

ISSN: 2455-8516

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Special Issue

Land use transition

Abstract Submission Deadline : November 30, 2023

Manuscript Submission Deadline : December 25, 2023

Special Issue Description

Land use transition is the term used to describe changes in land use morphologies, such as dominant and recessive morphologies, of a specific region over a specific period that is motivated by socioeconomic change and innovation, and it typically relates to the transition of the socioeconomic development stage. The term “dominant morphology” describes a land use structure that includes elements like the amount and spatial distribution of different land use kinds. The land use features in the quality, property rights, management style, input, output, and function are included in recessive morphology. Simply put, a change in the way that humans use a piece of land is referred to as a land use change. For instance, land can be transformed from farming to grassland or from untamed land (like tropical forests) to land uses suited to people (e.g., palm oil plantations). In general, the study of land use transition has emerged as a crucial turning point in our understanding of how people and land interact, revealing significant socioeconomic development challenges and associated environmental repercussions. This review analyses the overall picture, development trends, key fields, and hot topics of land use transition research over the past two decades from a comprehensive perspective to support sustainable land use and environmental management. It consists of two complementary parts: a systematic quantitative literature review (based on Cite Space), and a traditional literature review. The results indicate that: a. current research focuses on complex social issues, is motivated by realistic demand, and is becoming clearer and more systematic in its research branches; b. There are four key fields and hot topics in land use transition research, such as i. theories and hypothesis of land use transition; ii. measuring land use transition; iii. the impacts of land use transition on the “social-economic-ecological” system; and iv. motorists and regulatory requirements.


Dominant morphology , Land use transition research , Sustainable land use , Socio-economic development , Economic change and innovation

Manuscript Submission information

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