Application of the Heuristic Land Use Allocation Approach in Sustainable Urban Planning

Authors: Natalia Vorotyntseva*, AECOM, Siyuan Li, AECOM, Avinash Srivastava, AECOM
Topics: Urban and Regional Planning, Spatial Analysis & Modeling, Applied Geography
Keywords: Allocation, planning, land use, sustainability, GIS
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
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In the past, a lack of focus on sustainable development and urban growth trends has resulted in uncontrolled sprawl in many large U.S. cities. In turn, this has created intense pressure on urban infrastructure leading to transportation congestion and limited accessibility for residents. This study presents an enhancement of the rule-based multi-phase land use allocation model that is focused on alleviating existing imbalanced development and is implemented as a GIS tool. Our methodology considers preexisting diversity of land use and evaluates the potential for development of the desired urban form. This example application provides planning agencies an opportunity to explore their regional sustainable urban growth strategies within a larger decision support process.

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