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Multicriteria Analysis for Land-Use Management

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The proper planning, design and management of land use demands a careful balancing of many goals, and the search for desirable land uses, coupled with effective and sustainable management practices, is made more complex by the interactions between the environment, the economy and society. One of the main reasons underlying the growing interest in multicriteria analysis for land use management is the need for an integrated approach to such complex problems. Multicriteria analysis can support the structuring of land use problems, allowing the concerns of major actors to be explored, giving trade-offs between conflicting goals, and leading to the evaluation of options from different perspectives. The integration of spatial concepts into multicriteria schemes means that this type of methodology can now make a substantial contribution to land-use management. The 19 contributions to Multicriteria Analysis for Land-Use Management illustrate the state of the art in the field, highlighting current theoretical, methodological and practical issues. Recommended for a broad readership of scientists, land-use managers and decision makers.

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Professor Dr P. Nijkamp has received the 1996 Spinoza Award, an annual award to honour outstanding scientific merit and to stimulate innovative future research.
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Title:Multicriteria Analysis for Land-Use ManagementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:379 pages, 9.45 × 6.3 × 0 inPublished:October 28, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048150779

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Table of Contents

Preface. I. Problem Structuring for Land-Use Management. II. The Multiple Dimensions of Land-Use Management. III. Multiple Actors and Multiple Perspectives in Land-Use Decisions. IV. Spatial Information in Land-Use Management. V. Looking Ahead. List of Authors.