Henk J. Scholten

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1 Integrale Veiligheidskunde, Hogeschool van Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 7, 3508 AJ Utrecht, the Netherlands. erik.vanborkulo@student.hvu.nl 20 SPINlab, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1087, 1081 HV Amsterdam, the Netherlands. hscholten@feweb.vu.nl 3 Section GIS Technology, OTB Research Institute for Housing, Urban and Mobility Studies, TU Delft,(More)
Although the importance of rational prescribing is generally accepted, the teaching of pharmacotherapy to undergraduate medical students is still unsatisfactory. Because clinical teachers are an important role model for medical students, it is of interest to know whether this extends to therapeutic decision-making. The aim of this study was to find out(More)
This paper focuses on the role of spatial information systems in regional and urban planning. Experiences on the design, modelling and use of such systems are briefly commented upon. Special attention is thcn devoted to the potential of GIS. Next the question of designing tailor made information systems for planning is dealt with. A triple layer methodology(More)
Spatial data play an important role in decision-making during the response phase of an emergency situation. Emergency management is a multidisciplinary activity of the fire brigades, the police forces, paramedics and the government. A spatial data infrastructure is expected to facilitate and coordinate the exchange and sharing of static and dynamic spatial(More)
The paper considers urban sprawl in Europe from a multidimensional and exploratory point of view. Several studies on the topic (mainly from urban economics, but also from other fields, such as urban planning or regional science) are reviewed in order to identify the key dimensions of the urban sprawl phenomenon in Europe. These comprise the following six(More)
One of the most important issues in public and environmental health today concerns the type of instruments that can be used to devise quick, reliable and scientifically valid methods of rapid assessment which, in turn, can be utilized in health research and in the planning, monitoring and evaluation of health programmes. As the applications of geographical(More)
In order to handle disasters, save human lives, and reduce damages, it is essential to have quick response times, good collaboration and coordination among the parties involved, as well as advanced techniques, resources, and infrastructure. The current response to disaster is inefficient and sometimes poorly organized. Various studies, research, and(More)
In this paper, we present a statistical modelling approach in order to explain the presence and development of built-up areas by means of a set of distinct accessibility indicators, so as to use these results in local planning studies, to test urban sustainability measures, and to eventually forecast the impact of accessibility to transport systems on urban(More)
Successful emergency-response operations require capable systems to support efficient informationsharing, communication, and coordination of the multiple involved safety agencies. Μany authors have identified that Information Quality (IQ) and System Quality (SQ) are major hurdles for efficient and effective multi-agency response, and simultaneously they are(More)