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Land Use Planning and Policy

The earth's landscape performs a multitude of functions, from providing the natural resources for human activities to recycling carbon dioxide to produce oxygen. It is the home of city-dwellers and desert nomads, along with aquatic, terrestrial, and avian species. Activities performed on the landscape range from nonrenewable extractive industries to landscape modifications by natural events such as volcanic eruptions. No matter what the activity, function, or purpose, the human population manages the landscape according to their environmental, cultural, and political philosophy.

Land Ownership and Community

Land is owned either by the private or government sector. Attached to land ownership are basic responsibilities and rights to the use and maintenance of the property. The private landowner, however, is part of a local government that provides goods and services ...

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