Three Inexpensive Land Use Allocation Techniques

by C. J. Khisty, Washington State Univ, Pullman, WA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Facility Location and Land Use: The Urban/Rural Dilemma


The current thrust in transportation planning is to make use of manual and microcomputer techniques for providing quick-response travel estimation. In this context, matching land use techniques, which fuel the typical quick-response transportation models, are needed for small- and medium-sized communities that operate on a small budget. These matching inexpensive techniques are capable of providing timely answers to current policy questions. This paper describes three inexpensive operational techniques for residential allocation suitable for use in small communities. All three techniques are simple, straight-forward, easy to operate, and inexpensive to apply. In an ex-post-facto test, all three techniques were applied in a common setting and the results were good.

Subject Headings: Land use | Residential location | Thrust | Computing in civil engineering | Energy consumption | Budgets | Urban development | Statistics

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