The ESPON ET2050 project aims to create a vision on the long term territorial development in Europe. For this objective the project will develop a number of exploratory scenarios for 2030 and 2050 around the themes “Europe of cities”, “Europe of flows”, and “Europe of regions”. In a second step, the project will develop a territorial vision of how Europe could function in 2050, including targets and pathways to achieve this vision.
These exploratory scenarios and territorial visions will be developed in a number of workshops with stakeholders from different disciplines. Subsequently a number of models will be used to quantify these results. RIKS will participate in the scenario development stages of the project, and in the quantification of these scenarios. For the latter RIKS will apply the Metronamica land use model for the complete EU-27. Results from other models in the project, such as transportation, demographic and economic models, will be used as input.
The ET2050 project is a collaborative effort of 14 partners, more information about the project and the consortium can be found at the dedicated ET2050 website. The consortium is led by MCRIT.