European project in ten countries on creating decision-making processes and land use strategies that meet the sustainability objectives in the areas of climate, biodiversity and human well-being. By involving actors at multiple decision-making levels in a holistic approach to understand multi-scale land use systems. The objective is to create usable tools for land managers, users, planners and policy makers. 

PLUS Change stands for Planning Land Use Strategies: Meeting biodiversity, climate and social objectives in a Changing world. The project brings together 23 institutions from across Europe involving transdisciplinary expertise from the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and arts. Our 12 Practice Cases are real-world examples of land use decision making and action within a geographic area, and include Amsterdam, NL; Nitra City, SK; Flanders, BE; Kaigu Wetland, LV; Park Ela, CH; Province of Lucca, IT; Green Karst, SI; Three Countries Park, DE, BE, & NL; South Moravia, CZ; Surrey, UK; Ile de France, FR; Mazovian Region, PL. 

Storytelling through Possible Landscapes
Biobased Creations x New Heroes are contributing as storytellers of the project connecting and involving the general public in this subject. Follow us on this 4 year storytelling adventure to 11 regions across Europe, capturing dreams, challenges and impacts of sustainable land use in Possible Landscapes.

Find more information on the project website.

Project partners
CzechGlobe, Isocarp Institute, KLI, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Plan4all, Purple, Baltic Studies Centre, Univerza v Ljubljani, KnowlEdge, Centrum Rozwiązań Systemowych, Stockholm University, Univerzita Konštantína Filozofa v Nitre, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Provincia di Lucca, RRA Zeleni Kras, Euregio Maas-Rijn Drielandenpark, Mazovian office for regional planning in Warsaw, Vlaamse Land Maatschappij, JINAG, Région île de France, Parc Ela, Surrey.

Funded by the European Union. This project has received funding from the Horizon Innovation Actions under the grant agreement n° 101081464. 

This work was funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) under the UK government’s Horizon Europe funding guarantee.