A complex model for generating sustainable land use plans



Last Updated: 3-2012


The energy demand in the Netherlands will increase until 2020, so also the demand for fossil fuels. According to the European Climate and Energy Package the aim is to have a 20-20-20 reduction in 2020 compared to 1990; 20 % less greenhouse gas, 20 % more sustainable energy and 20 % energy saving. Considering the many required sustainable energy measures it affects the entire spatial environment. An integral vision can provide to deal with the spatial consequences of new energy sources in the environment. Here for, an Agent Based model is established that provide a sustainable urban planning map. This model simulates the spatial location allocations of various energy sources in the SRE-area. Under different scenarios the different energy sources can be compared on their spatial affects. Final, the model can give insights in the development of sustainable areas.