Land use change is driven by a variety of forces, including spatial policies formulated at supra-national, national, regional and local levels. The main focus of this book is to contextualise, explain and illustrate a new methodology for simulating land use change in different parts of Europe. It considers some of the more important causal factors and identifies state-of-the-art approaches to modelling human and environmental systems, and for evaluating and visualising altenative scenarios. The last part of the volume presents material from two case studies, one from The Netherlands and one from Portugal, of the implementation of a new simulation model called EuroScanner. Audience: This work will be of interest to researchers and practioners whose work involves geography, simulation and modelling, environmental planning, spatial decision making, the methodology of social sciences, and economics. CD-ROM included: This volume contains a CD-ROM with full colour versions of many of the figures.
List of Figures. List of Tables. Preface. 1. A Framework for European Land Use Simulation; J. Stillwell, H. Scholten. Part I: Policy Perspectives, Driving Forces and Data Considerations. 2. The European Spatial Development Perspective: Process, Policies and Consensus; P. Ungar. 3. European Spatial Planning: National and Regional Perspectives; H. ten Velden, J. Stillwell. 4. Agriculture, Forestry and Nature: Trends and Developments Across Europe; A. Bregt, K. de Zeeuw. 5. The Projection of Population, Households, Housing and Residential Land Use; J. Stillwell, J. Debenham. 6. The Land Market: A Spatial Economic Perspective; J. Buurman, P. Rietveld, H. Scholten. 7. The Role of Remote Sensing Techniques for European Land Use Database Construction; H. Kramer, S. Mucher. 8. Towards a European Spatial Metadata Infrastructure to Facilitate Land Use Planning; J. Abreu, H. Scholten. Part II: Modelling Environmental and Human Systems. 9. Land Cover Information for European Environmental Modelling; J.-P. Hettelingh, M. Posch, P. de Smet. 10. Forecasting Global Climatic Change Impacts on Mediterranean Agricultural Land Use in the Twenty First Century; S. Openshaw, A. Turner. 11. Demography, Economy and Urbanization: A Demo-Economic Regional Simulation Model; L. van Wissen, C. Huisman. 12. Interregional Migration and Land Use Pressure; B. Eiselt, N. Giglioli, R. Peckham. Part III: Evaluation and Visualisation Methods. 13. Towards a Sustainable Future of Cities in Europe: An Evaluation of Sustainable City Initiatives Using Multicriteria Decision Support Methods; A. Finco, P. Nijkamp. 14. A Methodology for the Analysis of Spatial Conflicts in Transport Policies: Overview and Applications; E. Beinat. 15. Virtual Reality and the Simulation of Europe's Land Use in the Twenty First Century; A. Camara. Part IV: The Development of a European Land Use Simulation System. 16. EuroScanner: A Simulation Model for Land Use Change in Europe; P. Rietveld, H. Scholten, J. Stillwell. 17. A National Planning Application of EuroScanner in the Netherlands; K. Schotten, C. Heunks. 18. A Regional Planning Application of EuroScanner in Portugal; A.J. Wagtendonk. R.P. Juliao, K. Schotten. Subject Index.
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