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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.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-GLOBAL-4
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Address
Noerregade 10
Kobenhavn
Denmark

Participants (35)

UFZ - UMWELTFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM LEIPZIG-HALLE GMBH.
Germany
Address
Permoser Strasse 15
Leipzig
LEIBNIZ-ZENTRUM FUER AGRARLANDSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG (ZALF) E.V.
Germany
Address
Eberswalder Str. 84
Muencheberg
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED SYSTEM ANALYSIS - IIASA
Austria
Address
Schlossplatz 1
Laxenburg
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
Address
Donau-city-strasse 1
Wien
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
Address
1, Place De L'université'
Louvain-la-neuve
AMTERNES OG KOMMUNERNES FORSKNINGSINSTITUTION
Denmark
Address
Nyropsgade 37
Copenhagen
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
Address
Mechelininkatu 34A
Helsinki
UNIVERSITE PARIS 1 PANTHEON-SORBONNE
France
Address
Place Du Pantheon 12
Paris
CENTRE NATIONAL DU MACHINISME AGRICOLE, DU GENIE RURAL, DES EAUX ET DES FORETS
France
Address
Parc De Tourvoie
Antony
ZENTRUM FUER EUROPAEISCHE WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
Address
L 7,1
Mannheim
CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL.
Germany
Address
Olshausenstrasse 40
Kiel
PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS
Greece
Address
Argonafton & Fillelinon
Volos
METROPOLITAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE LTD.
Hungary
Address
Lonyay Utca 34
Budapest
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Belfield Campus
Dublin
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE - JRC
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
Brussels
INSTYTUTU GEOGRAFII I PRZESTRZENNEGO ZAGOSPODAROWANIA POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
Address
Ul. Twarda 51/55
Warszawa
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
Ljubljana
UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
Address
Claverton Down
Bath
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Address
Oxford Road
Manchester
EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART
United Kingdom
Address
Lauriston Place
Edinburgh
SCANDINAVIAN BRANDING A/S
Denmark
Address
Ryvangs Alle 6
Copenhagen O
BUERO FUER URBANE PROJEKTE
Germany
Address
Gottschedstrasse 12
Leipzig
STUDIO MEDITERANA, PROJEKTIRANJE, SVETOVANJE IN INVESTICIJE, D.O.O.
Slovenia
Address
Pittonijeva Ulica 9
Izola
IRENE MARGARETE ANNA BURKHARDT
Germany
Address
Flossmann Strasse 20
Muenchen
DUZAN RICKY DOEPEL
Netherlands
Address
Abraham Kuyperlaan 76-1
Rotterdam
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Address
Broerstraat 5
Groningen
RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF FORESTRY POLICY AND INFORMATION, CHINESE ACADEMY OF FORESTRY
China
Address
No.2 Dongxiaofu, Haidian District
Beijing
ATELIER ALFRED PETER PAYSAGISTE
France
Address
12 Boulevard Wilson
Strasbourg
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Address
Old College, South Bridge
Edinburgh
STICHTING VAN HALL LARENSTEIN
Netherlands
Address
Larensteinselaan 26 A
9001 Velp
DSA - DOEPEL STRIJKERS ARCHITECTS, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
Netherlands
Address
Benjamin Franklinstraat 509
3029 Ac Rotterdam
RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS
Netherlands
Address
Witmakersstraat 10, 6211
463 Maastricht
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Address
Arcisstr. 21
München
STICHTNG DIENST LANDBOWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK
Netherlands
Address
Costerweg 50
9101 Wagenngen
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST
United Kingdom
Address
University Road
Belfast