Coupled land use and transportation models: The LEAM/transeval experience in St Louis, MO

Varkki Pallathucheril, Brian Deal

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Abstract

Although a relatively new science, simulated alternative patterns of future land-use change can be a valuable tool in assisting stakeholders in a region grapple with different and competing public policy and public investment choices. Transportation engineers on the other hand, have used modeling techniques to test transportation investments since the 1950s. When land use and travel demand are jointly modeled, the resultant simulations are more robust, more effectively informing choices - especially those made with regard to transportation policies and investments. In this paper, we seek to advance inquiry into connecting land-use and travel-demand simulation models through a qualitative assessment of the change in land-use and travel demand outcomes as a result of combining two models. We describe the land use (LEAM) and travel demand (TransEval) models for the St. Louis region and how they were loosely coupled. We then compare land use and travel demand simulations with and without coupling so as to isolate the effects of coupling. We conclude with discussion of the implication of these results on planning and potential planning support systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 10th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management, CUPUM 2007
PublisherUtrecht University
Pages1-18
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9788585205775
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Event10th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management, CUPUM 2007 - Iguassu Falls, PR, Brazil
Duration: Jul 11 2007Jul 13 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of 10th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management, CUPUM 2007

Other

Other10th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management, CUPUM 2007
CountryBrazil
CityIguassu Falls, PR
Period7/11/077/13/07

Keywords

  • Decision support systems
  • Planning support systems
  • Transportation modeling
  • Urban modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Development
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Urban Studies

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    Pallathucheril, V., & Deal, B. (2007). Coupled land use and transportation models: The LEAM/transeval experience in St Louis, MO. In Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management, CUPUM 2007 (pp. 1-18). (Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management, CUPUM 2007). Utrecht University.