Integrated Land Use and Environmental Models

A Survey of Current Applications and Research

Editors: Guhathakurta, Subhrajit (Ed.)

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This volume is the result of an invited symposium titled "Integrated Land-Use and Environmental Models: A Survey of Current Applications and Research" that was held in October 2000 at Arizona State University. The idea for the symposium arose from a belief held by many academics that we are at the watershed of a new generation of models that are more dynamic, more pragmatic, more interdiscipli­ nary, and more amenable to collaborative decision making. Several academics and professionals engaged in urban research had long realized that domain-specific knowledge was inadequate for understanding and managing urban growth. While interdisciplinary approaches have become critical in most social research, one general area of knowledge that stands out as having the most wide-ranging impact on current urban modeling efforts is the field comprised of environmental sciences and ecology. The symposium offered a forum for academics and professionals engaged in urban and ecological modeling to exchange ideas and experiences, specifically in areas that overlapped urban and environmental issues. The contri­ butions to this volume highlight the progress made in the various efforts to build integrated urban and environmental models. More importantly, each chapter shows how ideas have diffused across disciplinary boundaries to create better policy-relevant models. In addition, this book outlines some promising areas of research that could make important contributions to the field of urban and envi­ ronmental modeling. Integrated thinking about urban and environmental issues has been fundamental to the concept of sustainability.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Advances in Urban and Environmental Modeling: Surveying the Terrain and Demarcating Frontiers

    Guhathakurta, Subhrajit

    Pages 3-12

  • New Developments in Urban Modeling: Simulation, Representation, and Visualization

    Batty, Michael

    Pages 13-43

  • Integrating Knowledge about Land Use and the Environment Through the Use of Multiple Models

    Hopkins, Lewis D.

    Pages 45-52

  • How We Will Grow: Baseline Projections of California’s Urban Footprint Through the Year 2100

    Landis, John D. (et al.)

    Pages 55-98

  • Linking Land-use Change with Ecosystem Processes: A Hierarchical Patch Dynamic Model

    Wu, Jianguo (et al.)

    Pages 99-119

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Integrated Land Use and Environmental Models
Book Subtitle
A Survey of Current Applications and Research
Editors
  • Subhrajit Guhathakurta
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-05109-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-05109-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-00576-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-05615-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 271
Additional Information
Jointly published with Herberger Center for Design Excellence, Tempe, AZ, USA
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