Land Use Simulation for Europe

  • John Stillwell
  • Henk Scholten

Part of the The GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 63)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. A Framework for European Land Use Simulation

    1. John Stillwell, Henk Scholten
      Pages 1-11
  3. Policy Perspectives, Driving Forces and Data Considerations

  4. Modelling Environmental and Human Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Jean-Paul Hettelingh, Maximilian Posch, Peter de Smet
      Pages 115-126
    3. Leo van Wissen, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG), Corina Huisman
      Pages 143-157
    4. Beatrice Eiselt, Niela Giglioli, Robert Peckham
      Pages 159-170
  5. Evaluation and Visualisation Methods

  6. The Development of a European Land Use Simulation System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Piet Rietveld, Henk Scholten, John Stillwell
      Pages 235-244
    3. Kees Schotten, Camiel Heunks
      Pages 245-256
    4. Alfred J. Wagtendonk, Rui Pedro Julião, Kees G.J. Schotten
      Pages 257-291
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 293-302

About this book


Land use change is driven by a variety of forces, including spatial policies formulated at supra-national, national, regional and local levels. The main focus of this book is to contextualise, explain and illustrate a new methodology for simulating land use change in different parts of Europe. It considers some of the more important causal factors and identifies state-of-the-art approaches to modelling human and environmental systems, and for evaluating and visualising altenative scenarios. The last part of the volume presents material from two case studies, one from The Netherlands and one from Portugal, of the implementation of a new simulation model called EuroScanner.
Audience: This work will be of interest to researchers and practioners whose work involves geography, simulation and modelling, environmental planning, spatial decision making, the methodology of social sciences, and economics.


Demography Evaluation development economics economy migration population simulation system

Editors and affiliations

  • John Stillwell
    • 1
  • Henk Scholten
    • 2
  1. 1.School of GeographyUniversity of LeedsUK
  2. 2.Department of Regional EconomicsVrije Universiteit AmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3895-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0466-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5499
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