Acknowledgements. I. Introduction and Survey. Part One: Theory. II. Sustainable Development: Looking for New Strategies. III. Defining Socio-Environmental Systems for Sustainable Development. IV. A Framework for Identifying the Valuable Characteristics of a Socio-Environmental System. V. Measuring the Resource State of a Socio-Environmental System. VI. Procedure for Sustainable Development: Decision Making Phases and Information Requirements. Part Two: In Search of Improvements to the Proposed Methods and Procedures. VII. The Analysis of the Research Project 'Integrated Agriculture in the Netherlands'. VIII. The Analysis of the Research Project 'Reduction in Production in the Dutch Dairy Sector'. IX. A Simulation of The Selection of Valuable Characteristics of the Rijnmond Region of the Netherlands. X. A Simulation of the Measurement of the Resource State of a Dune and Bulb-growing Region in the Netherlands. Part Three: The Application of the Proposed Procedure within a Decision Making Process. XI. Introduction: Opportunities for Multiple Land-Use in Rural Areas. XII. The Exploration of the Potential to Combine Land-use Processes. XIII. Exploration of the Potential Regional Benefits of Multiple Land-use. Part Four: Summary, Perspectives, and References. XIV. Summary and Perspectives. XV. References.