Actors and factors - Bridging social science findings and urban land use change modeling

D. Haase, S. Kabisch, A. Haase, T. Filatova, A. van der Veen, T. Tötzer, W. Loibl, S. Scatasta, S. Schetke, A. Zuin, F. von Walter

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Abstract

Recent uneven land use dynamics in urban areas resulting from demographic change, economic pressure and the cities' mutual competition in a globalising world challenge both scientists and practitioners, among them social scientists, modellers and spatial planners. Processes of growth and decline specifically affect the urban environment, the requirements of the residents on social and natural resources. Social and environmental research is interested in a better understanding and ways of explaining the interactions between society and landscape in urban areas. And it is also needed for making life in cities attractive, secure and affordable within or despite of uneven dynamics. The position paper upon "Actors and factors - bridging social science findings and urban land use change modeling" presents approaches and ideas on how social science findings on the interaction of the social system (actors) and the land use (factors) are taken up and formalised using modelling and gaming techniques. It should be understood as a first sketch compiling major challenges and proposing exemplary solutions in the field of interest.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th Biennial Meeting of International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software
Subtitle of host publicationIntegrating Sciences and Information Technology for Environmental Assessment and Decision Making, iEMSs 2008
EditorsMiquel Sànchez-Marrè, Javier Béjar, Joaquim Comas, Andrea E. Rizzoli, Giorgio Guariso
Place of PublicationBarcelona
PublisherInternational Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs)
Pages2059-2073
Number of pages15
Volume3
ISBN (Print)978-84-7653-074-0
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2008
Event4th Biennial Meeting on Environmental Modelling and Software, iEMSs 2008: Integrating Sciences and Information Technology for Environmental Assessment and Decision Making - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 7 Jul 200810 Jul 2008
Conference number: 4
https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/iemssconference/2008/

Conference

Conference4th Biennial Meeting on Environmental Modelling and Software, iEMSs 2008
Abbreviated titleiEMSs
Country/TerritorySpain
CityBarcelona
Period7/07/0810/07/08
Internet address

Keywords

  • Behavioural rules of agents
  • Demography
  • DPSIR
  • Ecosystem services
  • Empirical knowledge
  • Impact analysis
  • Land use change models
  • Quality of life
  • Social science concepts
  • Statistical functions
  • Survey data

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