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Models of Transportation and Land Use Change: A Guide to the Territory

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  • Michael Iacono
  • David Levinson


  • Ahmed El-Geneidy

    (Nexus (Networks, Economics, and Urban Systems) Research Group, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota)

Modern urban regions are highly complex entities. Despite the difficulty of modeling every relevant aspect of an urban region, researchers have produced a rich variety models dealing with inter-related processes of urban change. The most popular types of models have been those dealing with the relationship between transportation network growth and changes in land use and the location of economic activity, embodied in the concept of accessibility. This paper reviews some of the more common frameworks for modeling transportation and land use change, illustrating each with some examples of operational models that have been applied to real-world settings.

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Paper provided by University of Minnesota: Nexus Research Group in its series Working Papers with number 200805.

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Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2007
Publication status: Published in Journal of Planning Literature 2008 22: 323-340.
Handle: RePEc:nex:wpaper:mtluc
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