A Use-Driven Approach to Large-Scale Urban Modelling and Planning Support

Brian Deal, Varkki Pallathucheril

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Urban system simulation models are used to forecast and evaluate land-use change over space and time. Such simulation models offer planners and stakeholders an ability to view and assess the future outcomes of future policy alternatives before final decisions are made about implementation. This technology also offers the ability to improve our fundamental understanding of land-use transformation dynamics and the complex interplay between urban change and sustainable systems (Brail 2001; Deal 2001).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeoJournal Library
Number of pages23
StatePublished - 2009

Publication series

NameGeoJournal Library
ISSN (Print)0924-5499
ISSN (Electronic)2215-0072


  • Cellular Automaton
  • Cellular Automaton
  • Micro Model
  • Planning Support
  • Travel Demand Model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Urban Studies

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