Integrated Land Use and Environmental Models - A Survey of Current Applications and Research
Edited by Guhathakurta, Subhrajit
Hardcover X, 271 pp, 96 illus ISBN 9783540005766
The authors of this volume follow four interrelated themes. In the first section
"Evolving Definitions - Changing Practices" the fundamental shifts in urban modeling
practices are examined in relation to the new theoretical and computational advances
in the field. The second section "Ecologic Processes and their Land Use Implications"
provides current examples of ecological models that influence land use policy and planning.
"Visualization, Representation and Communication" deals exclusively with the science and
art of geographic data generation and representation techniques. Finally the section on
"Socioeconomic Implications of Transportation and Land Use" examines the traditional
domain of urban models from a sociological and environmental perspective and offers
new insights on transportation planning.