Predicting Land Use Change How Much Does Transportation Matter?
Transportation Research Record, No. 2119, pp. 130-136, 2009
7 Pages Posted: 7 Jan 2011 Last revised: 22 Jan 2011
Date Written: January 5, 2011
This paper proposes to measure the extent of the influence of transportation systems on land use change. With a set of high-resolution land use data for the Twin Cities, Minnesota, metropolitan region, logistic regression models of land use change are estimated for a 10-year period from 1990 to 2000. The models account for existing land use types, neighboring land uses, and transportation network variables that measure the physical proximity of highway networks, as well as the level of accessibility associated with a specific location. The models are estimated with and without the transportation variables and compared to assess the extent of their influence. Transportation-related variables exert some influence on changes to land use patterns, though not as much as variables representing existing and neighboring land uses.
Keywords: Twin Cities, Land use, transportation, networks
JEL Classification: R41, R11, R14
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