Part 1 Policies for sustainable land use planning: the concept of sustainability and land use planning, W.A. Schmid; sustainable land use in the EC - an index of possibilities, H.C. van Latesteijn and R. Rabbinge; basic problems of land use planning in relation to economic growth, F. Szakal; sustainable land development in the Netherlands - the search for a concept, M.I.M. Huisman; alternative agricultural strategies and their feasibility in relation to the Hungarian conditions, J. Angyan et al; reprivatization of land in Eastern Europe - a lost chance for nature development?, R. Hoisl; land use planning for a more efficient use of fossil energy, C.F. Jaarsma and H.N. van Lier; a new paradigm for environmental management in agriculture, A. Bramsnaes. Part 2 Sustainable land use planning studies and projects: international land use planning in the lowlands of north-western Europe, J.H.A. Meeus; a tentative ecological main structure for the European community, R.H.G. Jongman; nature development - options and consequences, J. Roos-Klein Lankhorst et al; planning of nature development and nature preservation in Zulawy (Vistula delta, Poland), J.J. den Held; sustainability in forest management planning, J. Bos and H.J. Hekhuis; sustainable rural development in "The Krimpenerwaard" (the Netherlands), H.J. Eggink; water management in the rural development project "Roden-Norg" (the Netherlands), J.M. Geraedts; forest and landscape management on agricultural land, K.-I. Kumm; merging farming and nature management, H. Dijkstra et al; permaculture design, or edible landscaping - hands and feet to sustainability, F. de Waard. Part 3 Methods and information systems for sustainable land use planning: GERMINAL - a spatially referenced information system for rural environmental management, R. Prelaz-Droux et al; a spatial model for the design of an ecological infrastructure, C.R. Jurgens; an environmental database for northern Ireland and its application to countryside management, A. Cooper et al; the application of a rural information system for land use planning at a strategic level, R.G.H. Bunce et al; a framework for sustainable regional planning, P.J.A. van de Laak; systems of land use planning for sustainable rural development, T. Kitamura and S. Kobayashi; incorporation of phosphate saturated soils clause in the soil protection act, M.J. van der Vlist et al. Part 4 Conclusions: sustainable land use planning in retrospect, H.N. van Lier et al.