Planning Support Systems Best Practice and New Methods

  • Stan Geertman
  • John Stillwell

Part of the The GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 95)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Part 0

    1. Stan Geertman, John Stillwell
      Pages 1-26
  3. Application and Assessment of Existing PSS

  4. Design, Development and Implementation of Recent PSS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Bernhard M. Hahn, Sebastian Kofalk, Jean-luc De Kok, Jürgen Berlekamp, Mariele Evers
      Pages 113-136
    3. Noor van der Hoeven, Jeroen Aerts, Hanneke van der Klis, Eric Koomen
      Pages 159-174
    4. H. S. Sudhira, T. V. Ramachandra
      Pages 175-190
    5. Claudia Pelizaro, Theo Arentze, Harry Timmermans
      Pages 191-208
  5. New Methods for Planning Support

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Maurizio Gibin, Pablo Mateos, Jakob Petersen, Phil Atkinson
      Pages 227-242
    3. Jörg Schaller, Thomas Gehrke, Nathan Strout
      Pages 243-264
  6. Participation and Collaboration in PSS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Scott N. Lieske, Steve Mullen, Jeffrey D. Hamerlinck
      Pages 295-315
    3. David Miller, Nathan Vogt, Maria Nijnik, Eduardo Brondizio, Stefano Fiorini
      Pages 317-345
    4. Marc Soutter, Alexandre Repetti
      Pages 369-388
    5. Maarit Kahila, Marketta Kyttä
      Pages 389-411
    6. Steve Carver, Alan Watson, Tim Waters, Roian Matt, Kari Gunderson, Brett Davis
      Pages 431-448
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 449-490

About this book


This book is about a particular set of geo-information technologies known as Planning Support Systems (PSS). It focuses on the adoption and application of PSS in practice. It aims to illustrate best practice and to demonstrate new methods that are being developed for creating the next generation of PSS for use in various public or private sector planning contexts. The book serves as a medium for the exchange of knowledge, insights and experiences, thereby preventing those working in this field from having to ‘reinvent the wheel’. It also serves to communicate details about PSS methodology and management to those less informed about contemporary developments. The book stimulates new and exciting applications of PSS in diverse planning situations. It provides planning practitioners, system developers and researchers with helpful insights into what planning support systems are, how they can be constructed and implemented, and in which situations they can provide valuable support for decision making.


ArcGIS Computers Geo-technology Geographical information systems Geoinformationssysteme Modelling Planning Planning support systems (PSS) Spatial planning integration spatial decision support system

Editors and affiliations

  • Stan Geertman
    • 1
  • John Stillwell
    • 2
  1. 1.Fac. GeosciencesUtrecht UniversityTC UtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.School of GeographyUniversity of LeedsLeedsUnited Kingdom

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