PLUREL book finally published

During the past few years I participated in the European research project PLUREL (Peri-urban land-use relationships). One of the outcomes was an edited book, providing some introductory chapters on concepts and methods, chapters on each of the 7 case studies and three synthesis chapters. I myself contributed with my colleagues Joe Ravetz and Thomas Sick Nielsen to chapter two regarding concepts & defintions of peri-urban space as well as an overview of the scenarios regarding land-use dynamics in Europe. I presented some of the work in two pervious posts (see here and here).

The book got now finally published by Springer (ISBN 978-3-642-30528-3) – if your institution has a subscription at Springer you can read the book online here.


Here the abstract:
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.


~ by landblend on 01/02/2013.

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