Exploring Geodesign: Using Three-dimensional Parametric Modeling Techniques in Conjunction with Two-dimensional Land Use Models to Better Visualize Future Growth

Authors: Leilei Duan*, University of Southern California
Topics: Urban and Regional Planning, Land Use
Keywords: procedural modeling, LUCIS, quality of life, land use analysis, geodesign
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: 8224, Park Tower Suites, Marriott, Lobby Level
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This research aims to detect potential land-use development opportunities based on a quality of life index and land use suitability analysis. Additionally, this research creates a workflow to automatically visualize and simulate future land-use and population allocations in 3D. Furthermore, this research also explores the potential of creating allocation scenarios driven by 3D models. The results from this research can be used to perform impact analysis for different future growth scenarios, such as transportation analysis, noise analysis, air pollution analysis, and the impact analysis to ecosystem. Built environment related quality of life is examined from three aspects: urban design criteria, public transportation accessibility, and socioeconomic status. Land-Use Conflict Identification Strategy (LUCIS) was used to perform land use suitability analysis. Quality of life results are integrated with LUCIS results to better inform allocation site selections and allocation process. Procedural modeling techniques was used to generate 3D models representing allocation scenarios, in corporation of urban design guidelines. City of Tampa, Florida is used as the case study for this research. Area that satisfied both criteria were identified. This study establishes a comprehensive methodology of identifying future development sites using both qualitative and quantitative data. This research also can inform future resource allocation process, which is the second part of this study.

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