Land-Use Modelling in Planning Practice

  • Eric Koomen
  • Judith Borsboom-van Beurden

Part of the GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 101)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eric Koomen, Maarten Hilferink, Judith Borsboom-van Beurden
      Pages 3-21
    3. Harry Timmermans, Michael Batty, Helen Couclelis, Michael Wegener
      Pages 23-34
    4. Jonas van Schrojenstein Lantman, Peter H. Verburg, Arnold Bregt, Stan Geertman
      Pages 35-57
  3. Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Rienk Kuiper, Marianne Kuijpers-Linde, Arno Bouwman
      Pages 61-77
    3. Tom Kuhlman, René Verburg, Janneke van Dijk, Nga Phan-Drost
      Pages 97-116
    4. Arjen Koekoek, Eric Koomen, Willem Loonen, Egbert Dijk
      Pages 117-130
    5. Chris Jacobs, Arno Bouwman, Eric Koomen, Arjen van der Burg
      Pages 131-149
  4. Future Developments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Jasper Dekkers, Piet Rietveld
      Pages 153-175
    3. Judith Borsboom-van Beurden, Barry Zondag
      Pages 191-209
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 211-214

About this book


This book provides an overview of recent developments and applications of the Land Use Scanner model, which has been used in spatial planning for well over a decade. Internationally recognized as among the best of its kind, this versatile model can be applied at a national level for trend extrapolation, scenario studies and optimization, yet can also be employed in a smaller-scale regional context, as demonstrated by the assortment of regional case studies included in the book. Alongside these practical examples from the Netherlands, readers will find discussion of more theoretical aspects of land-use models as well as an assessment of various studies that aim to develop the Land-Use Scanner model further.


Spanning the divide between the abstractions of land-use modelling and the imperatives of policy making, this is a cutting-edge account of the way in which the Land-Use Scanner approach is able to interrogate a spectrum of issues that range from climate change to transportation efficiency. Aimed at planners, researchers and policy makers who need to stay abreast of the latest advances in land-use modelling techniques in the context of planning practice, the book guides the reader through the applications supported by current instrumentation. It affords the opportunity for a wide readership to benefit from the extensive and acknowledged expertise of Dutch planners, who have originated a host of much-used models.


Bio energy production Climate change Dutch planners and modellers Land Use Model System (LUMOS) Land market Land prices Land use and transport interaction model Land use change Land use modelling in planning practice Land use scanner model Land use simulations Land-use transition environmental impact assessment land-use modelling spatial optimisation spatial planning the Netherlands

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Koomen
    • 1
  • Judith Borsboom-van Beurden
    • 2
  1. 1., Spatial Economics/SPINlabVU University AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands
  2. 2., Built Environment and GeosciencesTNODelftNetherlands

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