The Real and Virtual Worlds of Spatial Planning

  • Martina Koll-Schretzenmayr
  • Marco Keiner
  • Gustav Nussbaumer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Editors’ Introduction

    1. Martina Koll-Schretzenmayr, Marco Keiner, Gustav Nussbaumer
      Pages 1-19
  3. The Real World of Spatial Planning

  4. The Virtual World of Spatial Planning

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 299-305

About this book


The Real and Virtual Worlds of Spatial Planning brings together contributions from leaders in landscape, transportation, and urban planning today. The authors present an international range of case studies - from Europe, Australia, North America, Asia and Africa - that ground the exploration of ideas in the realities of sustainable urban and regional planning, landscape planning and present the prospects for using virtual worlds for modeling spatial environments and their application in planning. The first part of this volume explores the challenges for planning in the real world that are caused by the dynamics of socio-spatial systems as well as by the contradictions of their evolutionary trends related to their spatial layout. Case studies from developed as well as developing countries are presented. The second part presents diverse concepts to model, analyze, visualize, monitor and control socio-spatial systems by using virtual worlds. Theoretical topics include modeling spatial systems as Petri nets, cellular automata as well as dynamical systems.


Asia China Governance Monitoring Urban and Regional Planning Zurich calculus development landscape modelling modeling sustainable development transportation transportation modelling urban development urban studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Martina Koll-Schretzenmayr
    • 1
  • Marco Keiner
    • 2
  • Gustav Nussbaumer
    • 2
  1. 1.Netzwerk Stadt und Landschaft ETH HönggerbergETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institut für Raum- und Landschaftsentwicklung ETH HönggerbergETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07394-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-10398-2
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