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A Projection of Urban Growth in Atlanta, Georgia

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Abstract:The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency's Regional Vulnerability Assessment Program(ReVA) is designed to develop and demonstrate approaches to identify the ecosystems at the greatest risk from regional population growth and economic activity. As part of this program, a cellular-based model. the Community Growth Model (CGM) is being developed to examine alternative land use patterns that could be influenced by policy changes. This paper examines various uses of the model applied to the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area to determine growth and the conversion of forest and agricultural land uses to urban land uses. The model itself can examine possible policy changes in urban growth as reflected through the model spread equations, spontaneous growth equations and planned development assumptions. The various model parameters can be modified by the decision-maker to analyze the implications of various land use policies. ReVA has used CGM to examine the population impacts in the Mid-Atlanticregion and in the Neuse River Basin, in the Charlotte-Rock Hill metropolitan area and has completed baseline land use change projections by county for the entire Mid-Atlantic region.
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Citation:Matheny, R. W. A Projection of Urban Growth in Atlanta, Georgia. Presented at 41st Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, October 11-15, 2003.
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Contact: Chris Siebert - (702) 798-2234 or siebert.christopher@epa.gov
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Division: Environmental Sciences Division
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Branch: Landscape Characterization Branch (RTP)
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Product Type: Abstrct/Oral
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Presented: 10/11/2003
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Related Entries:
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Bullet Item Regional Scale Comparative Risk Assessment
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