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

Journal of Planning Literature, Vol. 22, pp. 323-340, 2008

18 Pages Posted: 7 Jan 2011 Last revised: 22 Jan 2011

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Mike Iacono

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

David Matthew Levinson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ahmed M. El-Geneidy

McGill University

Date Written: February 13, 2008

Abstract

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 of models dealing with interrelated 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 article 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. It then identifies new directions for future research in urban modeling and notes the important contributions of the field to date.

Keywords: transportation planning, land use, mathematical models, urban growth, gravity model, microsimulation

JEL Classification: R40, R41, O21

Suggested Citation

Iacono, Mike and Levinson, David Matthew and El-Geneidy, Ahmed M., Models of Transportation and Land Use Change: A Guide to the Territory (February 13, 2008). Journal of Planning Literature, Vol. 22, pp. 323-340, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1735620

Mike Iacono

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ( email )

420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

David Matthew Levinson (Contact Author)

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ahmed M. El-Geneidy

McGill University ( email )

1001 Sherbrooke St. W
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1G5
Canada

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