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Three illustrated land use visions of Europe for 2040


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PublisherEdinburgh DataShare
Date made available21 Mar 2018
Geographical coverageEurope


The illustrations are provided as .png, .svg and Adobe Photoshop .psd files. A short description of the visions and further background information is provided in VOLANTE_visions_description.pdf.


The continuously growing global demands on a finite land resource will require better strategic policies and management of trade-offs to avoid conflicts between different land-use sectors. Visions of the future can support strategic planning by stimulating dialogue, building a consensus on shared priorities and providing long-term targets. The European Union FP7 project VOLANTE (http://www.volante-project.eu) worked with 63 expert stakeholders to create three cross-sectoral vision for future sustainable land use in Europe (Perez-Soba et al. 2018) which provide a basis for exploring possible pathways towards these desired futures (Metzger et al. 2018) This dataset provides three rich pictures illustrating these visions, which were created by Scriberia (www.scriberia.co.uk) based on Marc Metzger and James Peterson's ideas and valuable input from members of the VOLANTE consortium. This file provides a brief description of the visions. For more detailed information please refer to: • Perez-Soba M., Paterson J., Metzger M.J., Gramberger M., Houtkamp J., Jensen A., Murray-Rust D., Verkerk P.J. (2018) Sketching sustainable land use in Europe by 2040: a multi-stakeholder participatory approach to elicit cross-sectoral visions. Regional Environmental Change in press. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10113-018-1297-7 • Metzger M.J., Lindner M., Pedroli B. (in press) Towards a roadmap for sustainable land use in Europe Regional Environmental Change in press. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10113-018-1285-y

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Metzger, Marc J; Paterson, James; Scriberia. (2018). Three illustrated land use visions of Europe for 2040, [image]. The University of Edinburgh.

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