Visnyk LNAU: Architecture and Farm Building 2019 №20: 94-98


R. Stupen, PhD
Lviv National Agrarian University
N. Stupen, Doctor of Economic Sciences
National University “Lviv Polytechnic”
І. Ponomarchuk, Post-graduate Student
Lviv National Agrarian University


The article considers the features of rural territories development due to land relations decentralization, which will increase the financial and functional capacity of local self-government bodies to head on the issues of vital function support of the united territorial communities. It is confirmed that land relations decentralization requires the legislative regulation and methodological study of the problem of functioning of an effective land use management system. The task is to substantiate the methodological principles of the organization and development of rural territories due to decentralization of authority and reforming of the administrative and territorial organization. To study the scientific and methodological foundations for the rural territories development, it is necessary to determine their features as a research object, which have had an impact on the choice of analysis methods of the current conditions and assessment of the degree of existing problems. The work outlines advantages of decentralization for the development of regions, territorial communities, and agricultural business entities at the local level. The authors of the research propose a scheme of functional activity of the land use management bodies at the local level while transferring to the decentralized management model. In addition, the article identifies the tasks, mechanisms for the goal achieving, tools for their implementation in the field of land relations regulation and land protection at the local level. The algorithm of the transfer of agricultural land plots of state ownership to the communal property of the united territorial communities is suggested in the work. The authors outline positive aspects of such mechanism. It is argued that land relations decentralization will support strengthening of the role of rural communities in planning, using and increasing of the social and economic potential of the territories.

Key words

sustainable development, rural territories, decentralization, land relations, united territorial communities

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