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Development and Sustainability in the Global South

The effects of economic globalization, economic growth, natural demographic increase, migration and different processes of societal changes represent challenges that the Development and Sustainability in the Global South has to deal with. Empirical research at the interface of human-environment can contribute to a better understanding of these developments. In the Global South, many urban, peri-urban and rural areas experience dynamic land use changes often resulting in a range of conflicts around land, water and other resources.

Our research concentrates in this regard on three different aspects:

  • Land use change and land use conflicts in rural and agrarian areas
  • Urban green, environmental protection and urban development
  • Impacts of economic “South-South" connections on urban and regional development
Selection of recent papers: