Beardsley - Karen Beardsley, Ph.D. University of...

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Karen Beardsley, Ph.D. University of California, Davis 29 April 2010 (From presentation given at AAG Meeting, Washington, DC, 14 April 2010)
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` Use spatial tools to help balance human settlement expansion with natural resource conservation ` Help decision-makers quantify and visualize the potential implications of land use decisions by modeling patterns of future human settlement and measuring their relative impacts ` Allow those who care and those who decide to visualize their possible future and play a role in shaping what that future will be
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` UPlan urban growth model ` Land use issues facing Maasai people in Amboseli region of Kenya ` Application of UPlan in Mbirikani Group Ranch ` Results and conclusions ` Next steps
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GIS rule-based urban growth model ` Input Data General Plans (limits to growth) Demographic data (population predictions) Attractors and Discouragements to growth Masks (where no growth allowed) ` Output Allocation map (footprint) with land use types Table reporting the model inputs and outputs
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` Population growth can be converted into demand for land use ` Urban expansion will conform to city and county general plans; rural expansion will be based on other, user-defined parameters ` Cells have different attraction weights because of accessibility to transportation, water, habitat, etc. (Attractors) ` Some cells (e.g. lakes and streams) will not be developed (Masks) ` Other cells (e.g. wildlife corridors, livestock grazing regions, floodplains) will discourage new development (Discouragements)
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0 0 0 4 0 4 4 2 4 2 2 2 2 2 0 Combined Effect—Net Attraction
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2010 for the course SAS SAS 18 taught by Professor Weswallender during the Spring '10 term at UC Davis.

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