Multicriteria Analysis for Land-Use Management

  • Euro Beinat
  • Peter Nijkamp

Part of the Environment & Management book series (EMAN, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Land-use management and the path towards sustainability

    1. Euro Beinat, Peter Nijkamp
      Pages 1-13
  3. Problem structuring for land-use management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Carlos A. Bana e Costa, Leonardo Ensslin, Alessandro P. Costa
      Pages 33-45
  4. The multiple dimensions of land-use management

  5. Multiple actors and multiple perspectives in land-use decisions

  6. Spatial information in land-use management

  7. Looking ahead

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333
    2. Henk J. Scholten, Paul Misdorp, Martin van Beek
      Pages 335-351
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 369-372

About this book


The idea of this book started at approximately 33.000 feet, somewhere above the Alps. On our way to a workshop in Venice we had the opportunity of appreciating the different types of landscapes and the complex patchwork of urban areas, agriculture, forests, rivers and lakes that can be seen from an aircraft. The complexity of this puzzle, and the complex task of managing its evolution, became the topic of conversation for the rest of the flight. It also became the topic of this book. Land-use management and multicriteria analysis offer countless opportunities for mutual reinforcement. These two fields have developed largely independently, but a trend towards the exploration of their synergies is now emerging. This is clear from the recent literature on land-use management, spatial analysis and spatial planning, which increasingly includes references to multicriteria methodologies and decision analysis. At the same time, a growing share of multicriteria applications now focus on environmental and land-use issues. This book includes contributions from authors coming from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. All together they highlight current issues in multicriteria analysis and land-use management from theoretical, methodological and practical perspectives.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Euro Beinat
    • 1
  • Peter Nijkamp
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Environmental Studies and Faculty of EconomicsVrije UniversiteitAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Faculty of EconomicsVrije UniversiteitAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5077-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9058-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0926-9711
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