Example For The Randstad Region Land Use Model

Randstad National Landscape

This example illustrates the possible use of LUCC models to support the discussion on land use policies and its effects for agriculture and future land use patterns. A representative LUCC model that allows the exploration of future land use patterns under different scenarios is applied to the Randstad region in the Netherlands. The term 'Randstad Holland' was launched to denote a group of towns and cities located relatively close together in the west of the Netherlands (see Figure 2.1 A for the...