Land Use Models: An Introduction for Non-Modelers (Friday Seminar @ PSU)

April 27, 2012 12:00 pm - April 27, 2012 1:00 pm


Friday, April 27, 2012, Noon to 1pm
Portland State University, Urban Center (SW 6th and Mill), Room 204
Presented by Liming Wang (bio below); free and open to the public



Abstract: This seminar will introduce land use models to non-modelers. It will cover the basic concepts of land use models and evolving approaches of land use modeling. It will examine how these models and the questions their users are being asked to respond to have evolved over the past two decades. In particular, it will discuss an integrated approach with transportation models that are increasingly used to inform land use and transportation planning. The seminar concludes with a discussion of the limitations and new directions of land use modeling research and practice.

Speaker Bio: Liming Wang is an assistant researcher in the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley. He did his PhD research at the University of Washington, Seattle, on the topic of integrated urban modeling. His current research projects include integration of land use model with activity-based travel model, and visualization techniques to enable public participation in planning process. Besides leading the development of UrbanSim, an open source land use modeling system, since 2009, he has also been involved in the deployment of integrated transportation and land use modeling system in Seattle, Detroit, Phoenix, San Francisco, Honolulu, Paris, and Zurich.

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