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Spatial analysis, GeoAI, solar analysis, multi-objective spatial suitability analysis and GIS-based spatial decision support systems

  • 1 January, 2023
  • Wageningen University, Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning
  • prof.dr. M.M. Bakker
  • dr.ir. B. Mashhoodi

The research revolves around advancing the energy landscape and its implications in spatial planning of the Netherlands. It emphasizes renewable energy, and aims to determine potential energy generation across different settlements. It looks at both rural, suburban and urban areas, recognizing their unique potential and challenges for renewable energy generation. Often the decision-makers or technocrats largely rely on numeric models which can potentially differ with stakeholders or citizens preferences. This highlights the need for a comprehensive approach that addresses these uncertainties ensuring decisions are both evidence-based and inclusive, representing the stakeholders’ perspectives. The research aims to bridge a gap between qualitative and quantitative analysis through methods to integrate subjective and objective data derived from respective analyses in collaboration with experts and stakeholders, ultimately fostering a sustainable and inclusive energy transition and facilitating informed spatial planning.

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Bakul Patil

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