Work Package 3

 

 

MODULE 3:


 

 

Joint Analytical Framework for the case study regions

 

The seven case studies, coordinated by Carmen Aalbers, Alterra, requires a common research approach and identification of common land use issues to focus on. For the PLUREL case studies the following six issues have been identified as the most important rural-urban conflicts: land pressure due to housing, agricultural land under pressure, nature at risk, integration of tourism, traffic, water management. (D3.2.1)

 

 

 

Framework for the Assessment of Regional Strategies

 

This document provided the framework for the assessment of regional strategies in the case study regions (D.3.3.8-3.3.14). With this it answers the following research question, question 3a from the Joint analytical Framework, needed for the Ex post evaluation of spatial planning and governance strategies for the urban fringe : Which are the useful criteria … for assessing and comparison of the performance of the … strategies? (D3.2.1 extra)

 

 

Case study of the Hague region

 

The report focuses on the efforts made to steer land use developments in the urban fringe of The Hague Region, a polycentric city region with nine municipalities in the urbanized West of The Netherlands. Important trends, recent land use developments, as well as governmental and private actors in the region are analysed. (D3.3.1)

 

 

Regional spatial planning and decision making strategies and their impact on land use in the urban fringe in Montpellier

 

This report developed by Cemagref deals with the spatial planning context of Montpellier. It presents the role of and tools for regional and local governments in land policy and territorial administration in the Montpellier region with special emphasis on the implications of the SCOT (Schéma de COhérence Territoriale). The SCOT imposes spatial planning at the inter-communal level with the scheme of territorial coherence and sets the main planning orientations in the Montpellier Agglomération for the next 10 years. (D3.3.2)

 

 

The city-region in time and space

 

This report is a baseline description of the ‘rural –urban region’, or extended city-region hinterland, around Greater Manchester, one of the world’s first industrial cities. (D3.3.3)

 

 

Regional spatial planning and decision making strategies and their impact on land use in the urban fringe in Warsaw

 

This report presents legal, institutional, and organizational aspects of spatial planning and decision making systems in Poland that have direct impact on spatial development generally and specifically on development processes of metropolitan areas in Poland and areas that might be characterized as peri-urban. (D3.3.4)

 

 

Regional spatial planning and decision making strategies and their impact on land use in the urban fringe in Koper

 

This report developed by the University of Ljubljana presents the planning contextof Koper. The historical development of land use, present land use and main trends from economic, social and environmental points of view are described, followed by a description of the government system and planning policies, and strategies developed as a response to spatial problems and future development needs in Koper. (D3.3.5)

 

 

Regional spatial planning and decision making strategies and their impact on land use in the urban fringe in Leipzig

 

This report by UFZ focuses on regional spatial planning and decision-making strategies impacting the land use development in the urban region of Leipzig-Halle with particular focus on the fringe. The report assesses (1) how regional development is viewed by regional actors/stakeholders, (2) what spatial planning and decision-making strategies impact the urban fringe and (3) why and how strategies are adopted, developed and implemented locally. Descriptions of the region’s development over time and of the German planning system are included in order to contextualise findings. (D3.3.6)

 

 

Regional spatial planning and decision making strategies and their impact on land use in the urban fringe in Hangzhou

 

This report presents the results from a study of the geographical, socio-economical and political situation of urban, peri-urban and rural parts of Hangzhou. The main issue of the study is the process of extremely rapid and large scale urban development, and the challenges this brings to the planning and management of periurban areas. (D3.3.7)

 

 

Comparative analysis of seven peri-urban areas in Europe and China

 

This report examines how different regional and local governance patterns and specific spatial planning strategies impact on peri-urban land use in Rural Urban regions. It draws from seven regional case studies - six across Europe and one in China - presenting a diverse mix of strategies ranging from protecting biodiversity and agricultural land, creating recreation and tourism opportunities to reducing pressure from building and infrastructure development. (D3.3.8)

 

 

Assessment of peri-urban strategies in Montpellier

 

This assessment report of strategies for the Montpellier case study presents three territorial levels: the Agglomeration, three communes in the context of agriculture dynamics and one commune which is involved in a flood protection plan. (D3.3.9)

 

 

Instruments and strategies for sustainable land use in peri-urban area – integrated results

 

This report is developed by the Metropolitan Research Institute and integrates the results of PLUREL modules M2 (Land use relationships in Rural-Urban Regions) and M3 (Governance and

strategic planning scenarios). It gives an overview about the role of government systems, planning, financial and sectoral policies and governance processes. It concludes that a strong and effective government and planning system is a good and necessary basis of any successful control over peri-urban land-use developments. (D.3.3.10)

 

 

Reports on enhanced planning strategies and decision making for urban fringes including scenarios for future land use development, Haaglanden report

 

This report describes how storylines were selected by stakeholders to be worked out for The Hague Region. These storylines, together with a Business as Usual storyline, were modelled using MOLAND, a land use model. The MOLAND projections are used as input for assessing the appropriateness of the selected strategies in different futures. These insights, together with insights from the storylines themselves, the assessment on governance indicators and insights from other case studies, led to recommendations for enhanced strategies. (D3.4.3)

 

 

Reports on enhanced planning strategies and decision making for urban fringes including scenarios for future land use development, Montpellier report

 

The present deliverable is a report on enhanced planning strategies and decision making for urban fringes including scenarios for future land use development for the Montpellier region. (D3.4.4) 

 

 

Reports on enhanced planning strategies and decision making for urban fringes including scenarios for future land use development, Greater Manchester report

 

The Manchester city-region is changing rapidly. The economic and social structure is in flux, even while much of the landuse is set in the formal spatial planning system. This Deliverable looks at the application of the 4 PLUREL scenarios to the Manchester case study. (D3.4.5)

 

 

Reports on enhanced planning strategies and decision making for urban fringes including scenarios for future land use development, Warsaw report

 

This report contains information on building process of development scenarios for the Warsaw Metropolitan Area, how effective existing development strategies will be in the future, and what shall be changed in the strategies to face impact of these scenarios on development conditions in the future. (D3.4.6)

 

 

Reports on enhanced planning strategies and decision making for urban fringes including scenarios for future land use development, Koper report 

 

The present report presents assessments and results for the Koper case study on (1) land pressure due housing, (2) agriculture under pressure, and (3) high value nature at risk) connected with the three strategies relevant for the same case study  (1) Land use efficiency and protection of the best agricultural land, (2) Green and recreational areas to increase quality of living, and (3) Rural Development Plan 2007-2013), including assessment of these strategies and with the results of the MOLAND. (D3.4.7)

 

PLUREL regional workshop – Leipzig

 

This report by UFZ presents the set-up and results of a regional workshop in Leipzig. Under diverging assumptions of demographic and economic growth and decline, local and regional actors visulised future land use developments. Research results from the PLUREL project were discussed with practitioners. Participants came from regional and local planning offices from the case study region, and included representatives of NGOs, private planning agencies, service suppliers and scientists from different disciplinary backgrounds. (D3.4.8)

  

 

Reports on enhanced planning strategies and decision making for urban fringes including scenarios for future land use development, Hangzhou report

 

The deliverable synthesizes the results from the Hangzhou case study which was chosen to study the specific processes of rapid peri-urbanisation in a large Chinese city region. The Hangzhou case study was selected as a complementary case to the European case studies because it gave insights into the challenges for peri-urbanisation in China and how these have been addressed by planning within a political and legal context fundamentally different from the European cases. (D3.4.9)

 

 

GIS Peri-urban Landscape Services: Attractiveness and Recreation

 

This report presents a GIS-based instrument to aid policy makers and spatial planners offer people recreation opportunities in natural settings. The instrument aims to help identifying which parts of the peri-urban zone fulfil an important recreational function and which parts do not. The instrument is an extended and refined version of AVANAR, which is an already operational instrument to conduct supply and demand confrontations in a quantitative sense with regard to recreation. (D3.4.11)