Socio-Economic Problems
of the Modern Period of Ukraine

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Kazmir, P., & Kazmir, L. (2019). Klyuchovi napryamy ta metodychni osoblyvosti suchasnykh doslidzhen' zmin u zemlekorystuvanni [Key directions and methodological features of modern studies of land use changes]. In Sotsial'no-ekonomichni problemy suchasnoho periodu Ukrayiny [Socio-Economic Problems of the Modern Period of Ukraine]: Vol. 138 (4) (pp. 62-68). DOI: [in Ukrainian].
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Kazmir Pavlo Hnatovych

Ph.D. of Economics, Professor

Professor of the Department of geodesy and land management of the Sumy National Agrarian University


Kazmir Lyubomyr Pavlovych

Ph.D. of Economics

Researcher of the Department of problems of the real sector of regions' economy of the Dolishniy Institute of Regional Research of NAS of Ukraine




Interest in land-use changes (LUC) research has been growing rapidly in recent years. This topic has already become the subject of a separate scientific discipline – land use science (or land change science). In order to formulate relevant future policy and develop appropriate land-use management tools, it is crucial to know how the LUC шьзфсе the environment and society condition. For Ukraine, where the structure of land use and the system of land resources management have significantly changed during the years of post-socialist transformation of land relations, the study of the LUC on a modern methodological basis is especially actual. The paper, based on a critical analysis of publications in leading international journals over the last thirty years, identifies key directions of LUC studies and analyzes their methodological features. There is a significant increase of the number of works based on the results of meta-studies and the use of a wide range of methods for modeling the LUC processes, their causes and possible consequences. The great "synergistic potential" of integration of the selected directions is noted, which makes it possible to accelerate the development of the general theory of land use and increase its use efficiency in substantiation of management decisions in the sphere of land use and modernization of the mechanisms of state land, spatial and ecological policies with consideration of existing and potential globalizing challenges. In this context, the key role of the land use integrated planning methodology at regional and local levels is emphasized. This methodology would require close cooperation between government, business and the public in developing a common vision for the implementation of specific land use plans and projects based on the principles of subsidiarity, participativity and shared responsibility.


land-use changes, socio-natural approach, cause and effect relations, meta-studies, modeling, land policy


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