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Prof. Brian Deal of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Illinois is collaborating with Prof. Vladimir Cvetkovic of the Department of Land and Water Resources Engineering at KTH to develop a regional Planning Support System (PSS) for the city of Stockholm, using the experiences and approach pioneered at the Land use Evolution and Impact Asssessment Model Laboratory at Illinois. Jan Haas, a Research Engineer and PhD student in Geoinformatics at KTH, visited Illinois in September, 2011. Jan's visit represents the beginning of a collaborative effort to study how to better help regional planning agencies make more informed – and by extension, more sustainable decisions.  The purpose is to develop a PSS that has both transparency and accessibility, and also extends classical decision support approaches with dynamic content related to different dimensions of sustainable development.

Brian Deal, Vladimir Cvetkovic, and Jan Haas

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