The integrated Project PLUREL will develop new strategies and innovative planning and forecasting tools that are essential for developing sustainable rural-urban land use relationships. These strategies and tools, generic in nature, will support the analysis of urbanisation trends in the EU so that ways can be identified to support this process and mitigate its negative impacts. In this way they will help improve the quality of life of the population living in cities as well as in the peri-urban and rural surroundings. PLUREL will evaluate costs for the implementation of these strategies, and aid stakeholders to better understand, plan and forecast the interactions between urban, peri-urban and rural areas. 


Europäische Union, Global Change and Eco-Systems, 6. Rahmenprogramm , Brüssel , BE

Project duration

01.01.2007 - 30.06.2009

Project members

Dr. Klaus Rennings (Coordinator)