Chris Jacobs-Crisioni

Chris Jacobs-Crisioni
European Commission | ec · Joint Research Centre (JRC)

Dr. in Economics, MSc in urban planning

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Introduction
Doctor in Economics researching interactions between land use, transportation and activity patterns using state of the art spatial analysis methods and models. Knowledgeable in land-use modelling, transport modelling and spatial econometrics. Currently involved in the development of the 'Transport Link Scanner' transport network expansion model and the ongoing development of the LUISA land-use model framework.
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December 2007 - December 2012
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Position
  • PhD Student

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Publications (72)
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This study provides an overview of the interactions between urban and rural areas and their territorial disparities at the EU (European) level from a conceptual, analytical and policy point of view. Several indicators at the highest spatial resolution such as population, access to services of general interest (SGI), access to internet (broadband),...
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While the driving factors of urban growth and urban sprawl have repeatedly been studied , the implications for residential densities presumably differ in growing and shrinking regions. Thus far, those differences have received little attention. This paper examined the dynamics of urban growth and shrinkage across EU regions, using residential densi...
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Persisting territorial disparities across and within the EU represent a potential threat to the future of the European project. These inequalities have been further exacerbated by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, it is crucial to understand existing challenges and opportunities across European locations for improving policies coheren...
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This policy brief outlines present-day challenges to service accessibility across the EU, with particular focus on rural and remote rural areas. It provides information on the accessibility of selected Services of General Interest (SeGI) including retailers, banks, pharmacies, hospitals, cinemas, primary and secondary schools.
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De BetrouwbaarheidsTool van het Landelijk Model System (LMSBT2) wordt gebruikt om de (on)betrouwbaarheid van autoreistijden van deur-tot-deur te ramen in maatschappelijke kosten-baten analyses. Het wordt onder meer gebruikt om de mogelijke ontwikkeling van reistijd-onbetrouwbaarheid op de lange termijn (2040-2050) in te kunnen schatten. De voorligg...
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This technical report was prepared for the Dutch Ministry of Transport and describes how floating car data is used to analyse reliabilty of door-to-door trips.
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This report makes use of novel methods to simulate the location of education and health services and estimate the differences in access and costs at very granular geographical levels. The chapters apply these methods to Europe and provide a thorough analysis of territorial differences in the cost of and access to education and health services arisi...
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This brief focuses on the territorial dimension of remoteness, especially in rural areas. Past and future population trends, age structure, dependency ratios and gender issues in remote rural areas are analysed. Future work will further explore the economic performance (sectoral employment) along with the land-use transformations that characterise...
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In the majority of EU Member States, agricultural land is expected to decrease not only due to land-use changes in favour of urban expansion and afforestation but also to land abandonment processes. The knowledge on location and extent of agricultural land abandonment is relevant for estimating local external effects and adapting policy interventio...
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The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has implemented the LUISA Territorial Modelling Platform for ex ante evaluation of European policies, measures and initiatives that might have a direct or indirect territorial impact. LUISA is based on the concept of ‘land function’ for cross-sector integration and for the representation of compl...
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This report presents an experimental exercise in which the LUISA population distribution method has been extended to break down its local population distribution outcomes by broad age class. To do so, elaborate methods have been set up to disaggregate observed age class distribution data to fine spatial resolution raster data; to account for age-cl...
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This report is an initiative of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the science and knowledge service of the European Commission (EC), supported by the Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO). It highlights drivers shaping the urban future, identifying both the key challenges cities will have to address and the streng...
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European rural areas are very diverse in terms of physical, socioeconomic , demographic and environmental factors. They have also been undergoing significant changes in the last decades due to exogenous (e.g. globalization, EU's Common Agriculture Policy, demographic trends, deployment of transport infrastructure) and endogenous processes (e.g. int...
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This work presents an application of the LUISA Territorial modelling platform under the last released Territorial Reference Scenario 2017. It provides a broad overview of the situation of EU regions from a socioeconomic and demographic point of view with special focus on rural areas. In particular, five indicators were selected, developed and analy...
Technical Report
This report presents a comprehensive analysis of dedicated energy crops (ENCR) performed with the LUISA (Land Use-based Integrated Sustainability Assessment) modelling platform across Europe between 2020 and 2050. LUISA is configured in compliance with the “EU Energy, Transport and GHG emissions trends until 2050” document in order to ensure that t...
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The current analysis aims to highlight selected key territorial facts and trends in EU rural areas at pan-European, national (NUTS 0) and regional (NUTS 3) level within 2015-2030. These trends are related to the status and potential evolution of rural population, employment and gross value added in agriculture, agricultural land and agricultural la...
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Agricultural land and forest & natural vegetated (F&NV) areas are the largest land groups in the EU, each one accounting for more than 40% of the EU territory. They are expected to marginally shrink between 2015 and 2030, while built-up areas are likely to expand by more than 3%, reaching 7% of the EU territory by 2030.
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An important goal of land use and transport policies is improving accessibility to services. Access to services differs significantly between different territories, and regional development policies, including Cohesion Policy, are often used to improve accessibility where it is too low. Unfortunately, comprehensive data on facility locations is not...
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De toenemende beschikbaarheid van nieuwe (big) databronnen en data sciences methoden opent mogelijkheden om op een alternatieve manier verplaatsingsgedrag in termen van herkomst en bestemming, verplaatsingsmotief en routekeuze te analyseren. Dit onderzoeksproject heeft verkend in hoeverre het mogelijk is om floating car data te gebruiken om analyse...
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Report on changes done in the development of the LUISA Territorial Reference Scenario 2017; including a new way to model interactions between land use and land cover, and the introduction of a net present value approach in the discrete land use modelling
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Lack of cross-border transport supply has repeatedly been blamed for the fact that national borders limit spatial interaction and, consequently, the growth of border regions. This study applies an accessibility approach to investigate for most municipalities in ten countries in mainland West Europe if foreign transport supply is lagging behind, and...
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There is a distinct difference in land-use models that focus on land functions or land cover. Both aspects of land use have their merit for policy evaluation, but a model that integrates them is challenging. This paper discusses methods to integrate both aspects. It proceeds by introducing new developments in the fine-resolution and temporally dyna...
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Analyses of spatial interaction are to some degree plagued by uncertainty regarding the impact of spatially dispersed interaction masses within zones on travel times. In this paper, interaction-weighted travel times are computed from a matrix between regularly distributed points at fine resolution, and used together with secondary data to improve e...
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This chapter illustrates how European cities are evolving in the period 2010-2050, according to the reference configuration of the LUISA platform. The LUISA platform has been specifically designed to assess territorial impacts of European policies by providing a vision of possible futures and quantitative comparisons between policy options. The cha...
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This report analyses a set of territorial trends at continental and sub-national scale, looking at patterns and determinants of regional growth, while considering pan-European and national characteristics. Past and prospective demographic and economic trends are analysed to provide a picture of 'what, where, when and how' things happen in European...
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Cities are the cores of economic activity and innovation in Europe. They host majority of the population, but they are confronted with serious environmental, social and economic problems. Today, Europe needs to have well-grounded policies for the sustainable development of its cities and urban areas, and the evaluation of the potential implication...
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Land taken by artificial surfaces has an impact on the quality of life and ecosystems. To reduce possible negative impacts of land take, the European Commission proposed setting a milestone objective for 2020 in terms of future rates of land take. This paper describes a methodology to model the impacts of the 2020 land-take milestone proposed in th...
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Land-use models express the relationship between various driving forces of land-use changes and are increasingly employed in practical applications to predict possible future land uses. The relationship between the agricultural land market and land-use changes is often neglected in such models. The objective of this study is to assess the productio...
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The impact of various combinations of land use change, climate change and policy measures on the water-energy-food-environment nexus in the Sava river basin has been evaluated through 170 simulations with the LISFLOOD water resources model for 30-year periods. The LISFLOOD model was first calibrated and validated for the Sava basin against weather...
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Understanding uncertainties in land cover projections is critical to investigating land-based climate mitigation policies, assessing the potential of climate adaptation strategies, and quantifying the impacts of land cover change on the climate system. Here we identify and quantify uncertainties in global and European land cover projections over a...
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This paper introduces a GIS-based model that simulates the geographic expansion of transport networks by several decision-makers with varying objectives. The model progressively adds extensions to a growing network by choosing the most attractive investments from a limited choice set. Attractiveness is defined as a function of variables in which re...
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This report presents the outcome of a study carried out in the frame of a wider assessment performed with the LUISA (Land Use-based Integrated Sustainability Assessment) modelling platform, configured in compliance with the “EU Energy, Transport and GHG emissions trends until 2050” (EU Energy Reference Scenario 2013). A new methodology has been imp...
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This report presents a comprehensive analysis of dedicated energy crops (ENCR) performed with the LUISA (Land Use-based Integrated Sustainability Assessment) modelling platform across Europe between 2020 and 2050. LUISA is configured in compliance with the “EU Energy, Transport and GHG emissions trends until 2050” document in order to ensure that t...
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Purpose In the last decade or so several studies have looked into the impacts of transport infrastructure improvements on decreasing territorial disparities. In those studies population levels are usually assumed static, although future population levels likely change in response to changing accessibility levels as well as to other factors. To test...
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Sustainable urban transport is a key objective of European Commission policies and often an integral part of debates on good and bad urban form. Because of the expected relation between sustainable transport and urban form, indicators that communicate transport sustainability impacts have repeatedly been requested for the LUISA modelling platform....
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This article gives an outline of Transport Link Scanner, a model developed to simulate transport network growth, and a case study in which that model is applied to simulate the historical development of the Dutch railway network. The article concentrates on model structure and discusses promising model accuracy results. The conclusions touch on pla...
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This report illustrates how European cities could potentially evolve over the time period 2010-2050, according to the reference configuration of the LUISA modelling platform, on the basis of a collection of spatial indicators covering several thematic fields. These spatial indicators aim to improve our understanding of urbanization and urban develo...
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Telefoonantennes als voelsprieten voor levendigheid Gepubliceerd als: Jacobs-Crisioni, C., Koomen, E. (2015) Telefoonantennes als voelsprieten voor levendigheid. Rooilijn 48(2): 150-157 Hoge dichtheid en menging in grondgebruik worden geassocieerd met meer en langere aanwezigheid van mensen in stadsbuurten, wat door Jane Jacobs en haar volgelingen...
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In this study a comprehensive analysis of the environmental impacts of 2 nd generation (lignocellulosic) feedstock using LUISA (Land Use Integrated Sustainability Assessment) spatial modelling platform has been performed under the Energy–Climate reference scenario in EU-28 from 2010 up to 2050. The definition of this reference scenario and its impl...
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The ‘Land-Use-based Integrated Sustainability Assessment’ modelling platform (LUISA) is primarily used for the ex-ante evaluation of EC policies that have a direct or indirect territorial impact. It is based on the concept of ‘land function’ for cross-sector integration and for the representation of complex system dynamics. Beyond a traditional lan...
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The concept of ‘dynamic land function’ is a new notion for cross-sector integration and for the representation of complex system dynamics. A land function can be societal (e.g. provision of housing, leisure and recreation), economic (e.g. provision of production factors - employment, investments, energy – or provision of manufacturing products and...
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This report presents an analysis of the trends in the spatial extent of ecosystems and in the supply and use of ecosystem services at the European scale between 2000 and 2010. In the EU urban land and forests increased while cropland, grassland and heathland decreased. Other ecosystem types underwent smaller changes. The main trends in provisioning...
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Green infrastructure (GI), a network of nature, semi-natural areas and green space, delivers essential ecosystem services which underpin human well-being and quality of life. Maintaining ecosystem services through the development of GI is therefore increasingly recognized by policies as a strategy to cope with potentially changing conditions in the...
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This paper focuses on scale dependencies in results of travel time estimation. Scale dependencies are commonly considered as one aspect of modifiable areal unit problem (MAUP). Moreover, travel times are a core component of any accessibility indicator. Usually in the accessibility literature, travel times to aggregated destinations are used rather...
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This report covers two elements of work which are part of a wider framework aiming to support the evaluation and sustainability assessment of territorial cohesion and urban development in Europe. The first element concerns the creation of an urban historical time series, using two European-wide geo-databases (MOLAND and Urban Atlas, Barranco et al,...
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The European Union is committed, through the Cohesion Policy, to contribute to a sustainable economic, social and territorial cohesion by reducing disparities between the levels of development of regions and countries of its member states. The EU's main investment policy is also responsible for mainstreaming the environment into its programmes and...
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The LUISA land-use modelling framework is used routinely for integrated sustainability assessments of EC policies.. All policy impacts are assessed by comparing policy scenario model results with a reference scenario. This reference scenario is frequently updated to take into account new developments in land-use modelling practice, and to take into...
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Dense and mixed land-use configurations are assumed to encourage high and prolonged activity levels, which in turn are considered to be important for the condition of urban neighbourhoods. We used mobile phone usage data recorded in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, as a proxy for urban activity to test whether the density in different forms of urban lan...
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Based upon the principle that the changes in the cover and use of the surface of the earth depend on natural processes and are, at the same time, shaped by demographic, economic, cultural, political, and technological drivers, the Joint Research Centre has developed the Land Use Modelling Platform (LUMP) to assess the consequences of policies with...