Monitoring of land consumption and soil sealing as a contribution to sustainable spatial development in Bavaria Authors Constantin Meyer Jan Christoph Peters Michael Thiel Joachim Rathmann Hubert Job DOI: https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.40 Keywords: Bavaria, ecosystem services, land use monitoring, open spaces, settlement and traffic area, urban sprawl Abstract In the federal state of Bavaria, there is currently intensive discussion on how land consumption for settlement and transport purposes can be reduced in the long term. In order to provide a solid scientific basis for steering instruments in urban and regional development, the official land use monitoring should be improved by including also the qualitative and structural dimension of land consumption in addition to existing official statistics and their main indicator ‘settlement and traffic area’. For this purpose, the paper presents methodological extensions, which show small-scale analyses of urban sprawl, open space structure, soil sealing and ecosystem services using the example of the district of Rhön-Grabfeld. These methodological extensions are discussed in the context of the relevant debates on the causes and steering of land consumption as well as on current requirements for land use monitoring, emphasising their importance for the monitoring of legal guidelines and political objectives on sustainable land use. Downloads PDF (Deutsch) HTML (Deutsch) Additional Files Supplementary Material (Deutsch) Published 2021-03-31 How to Cite Meyer, C., Peters, J. C., Thiel, M., Rathmann, J., & Job, H. (2021). Monitoring of land consumption and soil sealing as a contribution to sustainable spatial development in Bavaria . Raumforschung Und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning. https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.40 More Citation Formats ACM ACS APA ABNT Chicago Harvard IEEE MLA Turabian Vancouver Download Citation Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX Issue Online first Section Article License Copyright (c) 2021 Constantin Meyer, Jan Christoph Peters, Michael Thiel, Joachim Rathmann, Hubert Job This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Articles in Raumforschung und Raumordnung - Spatial Research and Planing are published under a Creative Commons license. Until Vol. 79 No. 1, articles were published under a CC BY-SA license. From Vol. 79 No. 2 (2021), the license applied is the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License CC BY 4.0. Under this license, anyone may access, copy, redistribute, or adapt these articles, as long as the author and original source are properly cited and the contributions are distributed under the same license as the original.