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"Sustainable Land Use Policies for Resilient Cities" explores the robustness, transferability and sustainability of recent land-use policy instruments for managing urban change. The main emphasis is on dynamic cities where diverse changes are occurring, such as urban growth and population expansion or urban decline and population loss.

These changes pose a range of economic, social and environmental opportunities and challenges for cities. Recent policy instruments will be evaluated against a number of criteria related to urban resilience including adaptability, manageability, capacity-building and the promotion of quality of life.

The research draws on case studies in the urban regions of Ankara, Lisbon, Rotterdam and Stockholm to evaluate policy instruments to control urban sprawl where urban dynamics are very different. These differences and specific development paths will be further explored and illustrated.