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PROJECTING LAND-USE CHANGE: A SUMMARY OF THE EFFECTS OF COMMUNITY GROWTH AND CHANGE ON LAND-USE PATTERNS
Jackson, L E., J F. Kreissl*, AND C. Gaunt. PROJECTING LAND-USE CHANGE: A SUMMARY OF THE EFFECTS OF COMMUNITY GROWTH AND CHANGE ON LAND-USE PATTERNS. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-00/098, 2001.
Many potential clients for land-use change models, such as city and county planners, community groups, and environmental agencies, need better information on the features, strengths, and limitations of various model packages. Because of this growing need, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed a selective summary of 22 leading landuse change models currently in use or under development. Partners in scoping this effort
include the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Interior, the academic and consulting communities, and multiple program and regional offices across EPA. EPA?s Office of Research and Development (ORD) initiated the land-use change models summary in order to improve its ability to assess and mitigate future risk to ecological systems, human health, and quality of life. Target user groups for this publication are:
- Community planners, citizens, and decision makers who are seeking tools to analyze future land-use scenarios;
- EPA program office and regional staff who support communities with planning tools and information for sustainable development; and
- ORD modelers and research planners who are currently assessing land-use models and gaps in the state of the science.