Publications

In this part of the website you can find some interesting reports and publications.

The Final Reports of the Implementation Labs (PDF documents) can be found as downloadable link under the Studycases.

In May 2007, the EU Interreg IIIc project MILUnet ended.
The program has yielded a visioning methodology for sustainable urban development: the Implementation Lab.
A DVD is produced, instructing how the Implementation Lab is prepared and run and explaining the work that has been done in the MILUnet operation.

The DVD title is "The MILUnet Operation” and gives film impressions about the efforts that were made to realize multiple and intensive land use in practice.
The DVD is suitable for both individuals and organizations with little or no prior...

Over the past few decades American planning and land use regulations have become increasingly insular and introspective. Occasionally, we have been known to reach beyond the narrow confines of our own municipal or state planning and zoning system to learn about the latest state or regional smart growth innovations in some far away, exotic places, say Oregon or Maryland. But seldom we feel the need to look beyond the seas to learn from the innovations from other countries (Epilogue).


Edited by: Gerrit-Jan Knaap, Huibert A. Haccoû, Kelly J. Clifton en John W. Frece...

MILU Guide;
Practitioners' Handbook for Multifunctional Intensive Land Use

The MILU Guide is a document for planners, architects, developers, policy makers and public servants working in the field of regional and urban planning.

The Guide introduces the characteristics and benefits of Multifunctional and Intensive Land Use (MILU). It explains why MILU development is sustainable development. It describes the MILUnet methodology, a method to realize more and better MILU developments and gives an overview of reference cases from all over Europe.

The...

MILU BOOK: Principles Practices Projects Policies

Multifunctional and intensive land use has to be considered as an attempt to give meaning to a broader concept of sustainable development. MILU wants to provide a mindset and practicable strategy for urban and regional planners and practitioners and is in this sense an operational concept of sustainability for planning professionals.

One of the biggest challenges facing urban managers today is finding contextual ways to make all urban development more sustainable. Much of this revolves around rethinking...

This document provides information on how France in recent years has dealt with spatial planning.
Land use on a multiple and intensive way is not very common in France. 
Although the French balance seems to be lacking, there are examples of improvement.

MILU
MILUnet stands for Multifunctional Intensive Land Use Network.
Several European cities worked together in this program, which ran from 2000 to 2007.
The initiative to develop an international network was taken by the Habiforum Foundation in 2000 in close collaboration...

Quest for partners in research on multifunctional and intensive land use: internationale ontwikkelingen in meervoudig ruimtegebruik

Bij de start van het programma ‘Meervoudig Ruimtegebruik’ van Habiforum werd duidelijk dat in Nederland nog nauwelijks gebruik gemaakt wordt van internationale ervaringen met dit thema.
Dit vormde de aanleiding om interessante ontwikkelingen uit het buitenland in kaart te brengen en leidde tot de publicatie ‘Quest for partners in research on multifunctional and intensive land use’.
Over de grens
Habiforum wilde...

The debate about 'Smart growth' or multiple use of space is an on gowing theme in America.

From different sides, one strives for more compact, multi functional urban development.
This report is drawn up on request of the Interreg IIIc project MILUnet, and provides insight in the process of realization of multiple (or mixed) use of space in America.

Author: Prof. Dr. G.J. (Gerrit) Knaap
Year: 2002

The purpose of the TARA Dubrovnik meeting was to identify and disseminate across the Atlantic new techniques, policies, analytical tools, and lessons learned on land use planning to mitigate climate change. Discussion items included strategies for reducing greenhouses gases by lowering vehicle miles traveled, carbon sequestration via tree cover and open space protection, and energy savings via sustainable urban design.

More specifically, the workshop adressed three questions:
    1.    What land use plans and strategic actions are currently...