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Recent advances in sustainable multifunctional land and urban management in Europe: a review


  • Miklas Scholz
  • Åsa Hedmark
  • William Hartley


This review discusses high impact research in sustainable urban and land management. The focus is on large European projects that have a holistic and multi-disciplinary assessment approach towards the total environment. This paper clearly indicates that many projects propose decision-making tools partly supported by numerical models. Successful projects were identified as applying the following criteria: a communicative and holistic approach involving economic, environmental and social sciences throughout the project; sufficient geographic coverage; engagement of stakeholders from a wide variety of sectors; and plans for dissemination of project outcomes and active knowledge sharing.

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  • Miklas Scholz & Åsa Hedmark & William Hartley, 2012. "Recent advances in sustainable multifunctional land and urban management in Europe: a review," Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 55(7), pages 833-854, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jenpmg:v:55:y:2012:i:7:p:833-854
    DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2011.628828

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