Part 1 General/methodological: land use changes in comparative perspective, Yukio Himiyama; current status of global mapping project, Hiroshi Une and Shozo Kajikawa; modelling and forecasting land use changes in Asia towards 2010, Kan-ichiro Matsumura; land use/ land cover changes in the Czech Republic - data sources, research methods, compatibility, Ivan Bicik; Czech frontier in the 20th century -major political shifts reflected in changing land use structure, Vit Stepanek. Part 2 Urbanization: a study of spatial pattern of suburbanization process - a case study in Jakarta suburb, Ernan Rustiadi; urbanization in North-Northeast China in recent decades, Qinxue Wang; urbanization and challenges to sustainable rural land use in India - a case study, R.B. Singh; the progress and pattern of country residential development as indicated by building counts from topographic maps - a case study for Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Hugh Millward; land use and land cover changes and national land use policies in the capital region in Korea, Manik Hwang. Part 3 Rural land use: sustainable land use in Portugal, Ana Firmino; prospects of sustainable agriculture development in Russia, Elena Milanova; the role of population change in land use and land cover changes in rural Latin America - uncovering local processes concealed by macro-level data, David L. Carr; revitalizing regional economy in ex-coalmining areas in central Hokkaido, Katsuhiko Yamashita. Part 4 Land reclamation/coastal changes: modelling change in spatial and temporal characteristics of aquaculture in Taiwan, Bor-wen Tsai; land reclamation in China from the early 1950s to the late 1990s, Lu Qi; the land reclaiming process in Northeast China since 1900, Zhang Bai and Su Yang; land use change in the coastal zone - a case study in the Tokyo Bay area, Kazuyuki Sato; urbanization around Tokyo Bay, Yasuo Masai; land reclamation in tidal flats in Korea - an historical perspective, Manik Hwang.