IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/gam/jsusta/v2y2010i5p1252-1281d8221.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Devolved Regions, Fragmented Landscapes: The Struggle for Sustainability in Madrid

Author

Listed:
  • Richard Hewitt

    () (Department of Geography, University of Alcalá, Calle Colegios 2, 28801 Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain)

  • Veronica Hernandez-Jimenez

    () (Observatory for a Culture of the Territory, Department of Rural Planning, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Ciudad Universitaria 28040, Madrid, Spain)

Abstract

This article reflects on the recent unsustainable land use changes in the Autonomous Community of Madrid and asserts the need for progress towards economically, environmentally and socially sustainable development models. Following research undertaken over the last six years there are encouraging signs of agreement between stakeholders and the problem has begun to “open up”. Here a new phase of problem solving is initiated, in which particular tendencies toward unsustainability are identified using a variety of basic indicators. These “Sustainability Action Areas” can be targeted for collaborative sustainability initiatives involving groups of municipalities aggregated according to their response to particular indicators.

Suggested Citation

  • Richard Hewitt & Veronica Hernandez-Jimenez, 2010. "Devolved Regions, Fragmented Landscapes: The Struggle for Sustainability in Madrid," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 2(5), pages 1-30, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:2:y:2010:i:5:p:1252-1281:d:8221
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/2/5/1252/pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    File URL: http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/2/5/1252/
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item

    Keywords

    sustainability; land use change; collaboration; local action areas;

    JEL classification:

    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q3 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:2:y:2010:i:5:p:1252-1281:d:8221. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (XML Conversion Team). General contact details of provider: http://www.mdpi.com/ .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.