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Peri-urban Land Use Relationships - Strategies and Sustainability Assessment Tools for urban-rural linkages

Peri-urban Land Use Relationships - Strategies and Sustainability Assessment Tools for urban-rural linkages

Objective

PLUREL will develop new outward looking strategies for sustainable urban, peri-urban and rural land use relationships. New planning and forecasting tools will support the analysis of urbanisation trends in a range of different economic, social and environmental contexts. The aims are to identify optimal strategies to support these interactions on a mutually beneficial basis, minimise their negative impacts, and improve the quality of life of the urban population.

The analysis will consider the impact of forecasted and scenarios based demographic changes and migration patterns and examine social, economic and ecological relations, linkages and impacts. A key focus will be the innovative integration of both quantitative and qualitative aspects of the inter actions between expanding urban areas, and the peri-urban and rural land uses. The strategies and tools will be validated against representative case studies, be robust and usable by policy-makers and provide the greater operational understanding essential for planning and optimising these complex interactions between cities and their peri-urban and rural areas to improve both the physical living environment and the overall quality of life of their citizens.

The benefits and costs of different strategies for urban development will be evaluated and this will enable key stakeholders to take better-informed decisions. Stakeholder involvement throughout the research process and the case studies will, as well as training courses, contribute to the practical adoption and dissemination of the research products. PLUREL will produce new and improved integrated planning and assessment tools including problem-oriented handbooks, land use impact response functions and software, and GEO-compatible databases. These new decision-support tools will help policy makers at the EU, national, regional and local levels with the ex-ante assessment of the impacts of their policy options in physical, economic and social terms.

Coordinator

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Address

Noerregade 10
Kobenhavn

Denmark

Administrative Contact

Kjell NILSSON (Mr)

Participants (35)

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UFZ - UMWELTFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM LEIPZIG-HALLE GMBH.

Germany

LEIBNIZ-ZENTRUM FUER AGRARLANDSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG (ZALF) E.V.

Germany

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED SYSTEM ANALYSIS - IIASA

Austria

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Austria

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

AMTERNES OG KOMMUNERNES FORSKNINGSINSTITUTION

Denmark

SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS

Finland

UNIVERSITE PARIS 1 PANTHEON-SORBONNE

France

CENTRE NATIONAL DU MACHINISME AGRICOLE, DU GENIE RURAL, DES EAUX ET DES FORETS

France

ZENTRUM FUER EUROPAEISCHE WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany

CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL.

Germany

PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS

Greece

METROPOLITAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE LTD.

Hungary

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE - JRC

Belgium

INSTYTUTU GEOGRAFII I PRZESTRZENNEGO ZAGOSPODAROWANIA POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

Poland

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

UNIVERSITY OF BATH

United Kingdom

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART

United Kingdom

SCANDINAVIAN BRANDING A/S

Denmark

BUERO FUER URBANE PROJEKTE

Germany

STUDIO MEDITERANA, PROJEKTIRANJE, SVETOVANJE IN INVESTICIJE, D.O.O.

Slovenia

IRENE MARGARETE ANNA BURKHARDT

Germany

DUZAN RICKY DOEPEL

Netherlands

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Netherlands

RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF FORESTRY POLICY AND INFORMATION, CHINESE ACADEMY OF FORESTRY

China

ATELIER ALFRED PETER PAYSAGISTE

France

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

STICHTING VAN HALL LARENSTEIN

Netherlands

DSA - DOEPEL STRIJKERS ARCHITECTS, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

Netherlands

RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS

Netherlands

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

STICHTNG DIENST LANDBOWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

Netherlands

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 36921

  • Start date

    1 January 2007

  • End date

    31 March 2011

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 513 173

  • EU contribution

    € 7 000 000

Coordinated by:

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark