ILUS - International Land Use Symposium 2021

is postponed to 2022

About ILUS

The biennial International Land Use Symposium brings together leading academics and interested attendees for presentation, discussion, and collaborative networking in the fields of GIScience, environmental studies, geography, cartography, spatial planning and architecture. Objectives of the interdisciplinary conference are to advance the understanding of Land Use / Land Cover dynamics and to develop new ideas for the sustainable use of the precious resource soil. The symposium is co-organized by German and Israeli research institutions: the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER, Dresden), the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa), and the Geosimulation and Spatial Analysis Laboratory (Porter School of Environment and Earth Sciences, Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel-Aviv University).  

International Land Use Symposium (ILUS) 2021

Topic: "Modelling an uncertain future: spatial data science for sustainable land use"

Date: 23–24 November 2021

Pre-symposium workshop: 22 November 2021

Venue: Technion – Israel Institute of Technology | Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning | Technion City, Haifa | Israel

Further information, submission of abstracts:


Dr. Dani Broitman, phone: +972-48294039, e-mail:

Prof. Dr. Itzhak Benenson, phone: +972-3-6409896, e-mail:

Dr. Martin Behnisch, phone: +49 351 46 79-260, e-mail:

The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) is an establishment of the Leibniz Association for research in the spatial sciences. The concern of the institute is the scientific basis for the sustainable development of cities and regions in the national and international context. The research addresses ecological issues of sustainable development.

The Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion is a leading academic institution in the field of design and spatial planning in Israel and around the world. Its research creates ground-breaking knowledge and technology in an expansive and inspiring teaching by architects, landscape architects, planners and designers – committed, curious, critical and innovative.


Previous events

ILUS 2019 - Land use changes: Trends and projections

ILUS 2017 - Spatial data modelling and visualisation to enlighten sustainable policy making

ILUS 2015 - Trends in Spatial Analysis and Modelling of Settlements and Infrastructure