FIG Peer Review Journal


New Land Management Law for Providing a Sustainable Land Management in the Republic of Latvia (5492)

Armands Auzins and Edvins Kapostins (Latvia)
Mr. Armands Auzins
Assistant Professor
Riga Technical University
1/7 - 213 Meza street
Corresponding author Mr. Armands Auzins (email: armands.auzins[at], tel.: +371 29439004)

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Published on the web 2012-03-08
Received 2011-11-01 / Accepted 2012-02-02
This paper is one of selection of papers published for the FIG Working Week 2012 in Rome, Italy and has undergone the FIG Peer Review Process.

FIG Working Week 2012
ISBN 97887-90907-98-3 ISSN 2307-4086


The topicality of the study on land management system and its sustainability dimension is determined by the globalisation tendencies of the global economy and the reduction of the reproductive capacity of renewable natural resources. The land management system must be sufficiently flexible so that it could constantly adapt to the changeable internal and external environment. In comparison with other economic resources, land is characterised by several unique features, quantitative and qualitative aspects of which are incorporated in the land management system. The study is concerned with the analytical assessment of a sustainable land management system on the basis of systems and modelling approaches and description of the framework of a new Land Management Law of the Republic of Latvia. Institutional arrangements that formed during last 20 years – the transition period towards developed market economy, play meaningful role in land management systems and strongly influence socio-economic circumstances at least in Latvia. The various research methods are employed. Historical and logical approach, comparative analysis and synthesis methods are selected in the research. Finally, the findings of the study show the most important aspects of newly developed land legislation in the light of sustainable land management concept.
Keywords: Land management; Legislation; sustainable land management; land policy; law; land use; framework