Workshop “Evidence on European Land Use”
Brussels, 24 May 2011
The Workshop “Evidence on European Land Use”workshop will address different perspectives and methodologies that are being used to characterise Land Use.
The workshop will look at the problems and constrains raised and solutions that have been put in place in different ESPON projects and experiences outside ESPON.
Conclusions on common approaches and, if feasible, on possible synergies in the further work on Land Use issues are envisaged.
The workshop is organised in cooperation with the ESPON project EU-LUPA regarding European Land Use Patterns.
The aim of the workshop is to share experiences, to transfer knowledge and to contribute to the debate Land Use in Europe and ways in which its assessment can be approached. This will facilitate a pan-European discussion and enable the EU-LUPA project to present their perspective and progress, and discuss the validity of their results achieved so far.
The morning is divided in two sessions. The first session will address the challenge of combining statistical and spatial information by looking into data sources and methodologies. The second session will look into the various approaches to Land Use by addressing past and current relevant experiences.
The afternoon starts with three parallel working groups, each of them focusing on a specific Land Use issue with regard to the EU-LUPA project. The time schedule will give the participants the opportunity to debate each of the issues addressed.
At the end of the workshop a plenary debate is scheduled. All key note speakers will participate in this expressing and discussing their visions with the audience.
The workshop is open for all interested people and will in particular welcome a mix of policy makers, regional practitioners and scientists from Europe and neighbouring countries.
Some of the topics that will be addressed in the workshop are:
- Understanding Land Use Patterns in Europe
- The Grid Approach of the European Forum for Geo Statistics
- Visions of Land Use Transitions within the VOLANTE Project
- Urban Atlas Development
- Urban Sprawl and Compacity Analysis
When and Where
The workshop will take place on 24 May 2011 in Brussels.
European Commission - DG Regio
Rue Père de Decken 23
1040 Brussels, Belgium
CSM 1 building, room SDR1
Registration and further information
The registration closed on 16 May 2011 at 15h00. More info: contact the ESPON Coordination Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please find below the programme of the Workshop. The final programme will be distributed to the registered participants by 18 May 2011.
This Workshop is organised within the framework of the ESPON 2013 Capitalisation Strategy
(Actions related to European Seminars and Workshops).
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