Tools for modelling and assessing peri-urban land use futures
Chapters 1 and 2 set the scene for the scenarios of possible futures, presented modelling results and identified a typology of rural urban regions. The next set of chapters in Part 2 focus on the case studies and what can be learned from them. Before examining each case study it will be useful to provide an overview of the various models and tools used to simulate potential land use futures of peri-urban regions and to assess their impacts across Europe. The focus of this chapter is at two scales: the pan-European (EU27) and the regional scale, as produced by the typology in Chap. 2 and exemplified by the case studies presented in Chaps. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.