An integrated environmental model is designed to assess economic, social, and ecological effects of an urban development plan proposed for a polder region in southwest Netherlands. The noteworthy features of this model are (1) the effort to integrate four processes (normally handled in isolation) of demographic, economic, ecological, and public and private provision; (2) the use and integration of existing qualitative and quantitative data; and (3) the regional scale of analysis. This model illustrates the emerging integrated policy modeling approaches where contributions are being jointly made by social scientists, natural scientists, and engineers in a context where there are considerable costs of communication among experts trained in different scientific cultures.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A chapter of Systems and Models for Energy and Environmental Analysis.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Gower Publishing

    Brookfield, VT  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Arntzen, J W
    • Braat, L C
  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Pagination: p. 45-58

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  • Accession Number: 00387253
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 2001 12:00AM