Land use and energy nexus


  • Md. Abubakkor Siddik Department of Land Record and Transformation, Patuakhali Science and Technology University
  • A.K.M. Mostafa Zaman Department of Agronomy, Patuakhali Science and Technology University



Energy Efficiency, Fossil Fuels, Green Spaces, Land Use, Mixed Use, Renewable Energy


In this research, the connection between land use and energy has been discussed from two points of view, i.e., the impacts of energy on land use and the impacts of land use on energy. This research identified several direct and indirect land use changes that occur by clearing vegetation, destroying top soils, and relocating human populations during the different stages of extraction, deposition, and transportation of fossil fuels and uranium ore; and during the establishment of renewable energy sources including wind turbines, hydro-power plants, and associated structures (highways, dams, culverts, tunnels, power station infrastructure, and energy transmission networks). Likewise, feedstock cultivation, processing, and transportation to biomass plants, as well as the production of biodiesel from municipal solid waste, require accessible land resources that further contribute to global land-use change. In the case of the impacts of land use on energy, mixed use development was found to be one of the most efficient approaches to achieve energy efficiency. Similarly, energy demand for motorized travel can also be reduced with the development of urban blocks and transit-oriented development. Furthermore, integrated combined heat and power systems, green space, and energy-supporting land use regulations were identified as energy savings strategies that may aid in achieving energy efficiency and ensuring sustainable development.


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Author Biography

A.K.M. Mostafa Zaman, Department of Agronomy, Patuakhali Science and Technology University

Professor A.K.M. Mostafa Zaman is a permanent Professor at the Department of Agronomy in Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Bangladesh. Prof. Zaman studied Agriculture in Kuban Agricultural Institute, the USSR (Russia). He has been working in the fields of research for more than 35 years and particularly working in climate change, disaster management, crop science, etc. He has published nearly 40 research articles in reputed journals. Moreover, he has completed several collaborative projects with the international universities of UK, Russia, and Sri Lanka. He is currently leading the BECK Project in PSTU that focuses on integrating education with consumer behavior relevant to energy efficiency and climate change funded by Erasmus+ of the European Commission. His recently completed notable research/capacity development projects are ASCENT and CASCADE funded by European Commission, CEREBELLA funded by British Council, and Capacity Development of DESDM funded by World Bank-GoB.