Land Use Dialogues
An engagement programme exploring the UK’s most pressing land use challenges
The Geospatial Commission and the Open Innovation Team, in collaboration with Defra, present Land Use Dialogues.
Land Use Dialogues is an engagement programme exploring how data and land use modelling can help tackle some of the UK’s most pressing land use challenges.
Between November 2022 and June 2023, a series of events involving civil servants and external experts will aim to identify the land use implications and challenges of different policy priorities across government and set priorities for data and modelling tools to support better decision-making.
The programme explores several policy themes including energy security, housing and water security.
About the National Land Data Programme
The Geospatial Commission’s National Land Data Programme will make the case for how the UK can enhance land use data and spatial modelling to enable more joined-up decisions on land use – find out more.
How data and modelling tools could help support decisions on where to locate energy infrastructure
How data and modelling tools
can better support decisions on
land for housing
How geospatial techniques
can better support water
Topic: Energy Security
Having a diverse energy mix is often considered an important indicator of energy security, but different forms of energy production place very different demands on the land. While the current, largely non-renewable energy system only occupies between 0.4-2% of land globally, transitioning to more varied and renewable energy sources is expected to intensify competition for land.
In this strand of the Land Use Dialogues programme, we’ll be exploring how data and modelling tools could support decision-makers in identifying suitable locations for different forms of energy production, while balancing trade-offs between other potential uses of the land.
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