Derek B. van Berkel

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Land use change is characterized by a high diversity of change trajectories depending on the local conditions, regional context and external influences. Policy intervention aims to counteract the negative consequences of these changes and provide incentives for positive developments. Region typologies are a common tool to cluster regions with similar(More)
Expansion of urban settlements has caused observed declines in ecosystem services (ES) globally, further stressing the need for informed urban development and policies. Incorporating ES concepts into the decision making process has been shown to support resilient and functional ecosystems. Coupling land change and ES models allows for insights into the(More)
|51 Chapter 4. Combining exploratory scenarios and participatory backcasting: using an agent-based model in participatory policy design for a multi-functional landscape |75 Chapter 5. Spatial quantification and valuation of cultural ecosystem services in an agricultural landscape |97 Chapter 6. General discussion and conclusions |119 References |138 Summary(More)
The simulation of urban growth is an important part of urban planning and development. Due to large data and computational challenges, urban growth simulation models demand efficient data analytic frameworks for scaling them to large geographic regions. Agent-based models are widely used to observe and analyze the urban growth simulation at various scales.(More)
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