Geodesign by Integrating Design and Geospatial Sciences pp 87-102

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Recent Applications of a Land-use Change Model in Support of Sustainable Urban Development

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Abstract

Land-use models have become an established tool to help support spatial planning. Their ability to provide ex-ante assessments of potential land-use impacts of proposed policy changes makes them useful components in the geodesign framework. This paper described three recent policy-related applications of an operational Dutch land-use model with a focus on sustainable urban development. Subsequently, it discusses their potential role in a more iterative geodesign process and possible ways to further improve land-use modelling in view of ongoing and expected changes in the societal and planning context of the Netherlands.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Department of Spatial Economics, SPINlabVU University AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment AgencyThe HagueThe Netherlands

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