Peri-urban futures: Scenarios and models for land use change in Europe

  • Kjell Nilsson
  • Stephan Pauleit
  • Simon Bell
  • Carmen Aalbers
  • Thomas A. Sick Nielsen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Kjell Nilsson, Stephan Pauleit, Simon Bell, Carmen Aalbers, Thomas S. Nielsen
    Pages 1-9
  3. Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Joe Ravetz, Christian Fertner, Thomas Sick Nielsen
      Pages 13-44
    3. Ingo Zasada, Wolfgang Loibl, Regine Berges, Klaus Steinnocher, Mario Köstl, Annette Piorr et al.
      Pages 45-68
    4. Dagmar Haase, Annette Piorr, Nina Schwarz, Sophie Rickebusch, Franziska Kroll, Hedwig van Delden et al.
      Pages 69-88
  4. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Judith Westerink, Carmen Aalbers
      Pages 99-129
    3. Mirosław Grochowski, Piotr Korcelli, Elzbieta Kozubek, Tomasz Sławiński, Piotr Werner
      Pages 131-167
    4. Annette Bauer, Dietmar Röhl, Dagmar Haase, Nina Schwarz
      Pages 209-239
    5. Françoise Jarrige, Jean-Pierre Chery, Jennifer Buyck, Jean Paul Gambier
      Pages 241-274
    6. Marina Pintar, Anton Perpar, Andrej Udovč, Marko Zupan, Majda Černič-Istenič, Vesna Miličić et al.
      Pages 275-306
    7. Martin Spiekermann, Youjoun He, Jianjun Yang, Irene Burkhardt, Fei Yan, Xin Yi et al.
      Pages 307-337
  5. Synthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. Kjell Nilsson, Thomas Sick Nielsen
      Pages 405-429
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 431-453

About this book


Presently, peri-urbanisation is one of the most pervasive processes of land use change in Europe with strong impacts on both the environment and quality of life. It is a matter of great urgency to determine strategies and tools in support of sustainable development. The book synthesizes the results of PLUREL, a large European Commission funded research project (2007-2010).  Tools and strategies of PLUREL address main challenges of managing land use in peri-urban areas. These results are presented and illustrated by means of 7 case studies which are at the core of the book.  This volume presents a novel, future oriented approach to the planning and management of peri-urban areas with a main focus on scenarios and sustainability impact analysis. The research is unique in that it focuses on the future by linking quantitative scenario modeling and sustainability impact analysis with qualitative and in-depth analysis of regional strategies, as well as including a study at European level with case study work also involving a Chinese case study.


case studies for land use development participatory stakeholder-involvement peri-urbanisation rural-urban-interactions sustainable-impact analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Kjell Nilsson
    • 1
  • Stephan Pauleit
    • 2
  • Simon Bell
    • 3
  • Carmen Aalbers
    • 4
  • Thomas A. Sick Nielsen
    • 5
  1. 1.Faculty of Life Sciences, Department of Parks and Urban LandscapesUniversity of CopenhagenFrederiksberg CDenmark
  2. 2., Chair for Strategic Landscape Planning aTechnical University Munich (TUM), DEFreisingGermany
  3. 3.OPENspace Research CentreEdinburgh College of ArtEdinburghUnited Kingdom
  4. 4., Team Stadsregionale OntwikkelingAlterra Green World ResearchWageningenNetherlands
  5. 5., Department of TransportTechnical University of DenmarkKgs. LyngbyDenmark

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