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An Approach to Land-Use and Transportation Planning That Facilitates City and Region Cooperation

Michael B Lowry and Richard J Balling
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Michael B Lowry: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, Box 352700, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Richard J Balling: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Brigham Young University, 368G Clyde Building, Provo, UT 84602, USA

Environment and Planning B, 2009, vol. 36, issue 3, 487-504

Abstract: This paper presents a new approach to land-use planning and transportation planning that provides regional planners with a means to achieve their goals without infringing upon local autonomy. The approach focuses on facilitating cooperation between city and regional planners. This is accomplished through two sequential stages: (1) the regional-planning stage and (2) the city-planning stage. In both stages, land-use planning and transportation planning are cast as multiobjective design problems and solved with a genetic algorithm. An example of the approach is presented using data for a medium-sized metropolitan region and a city within it.

Date: 2009
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