Advanced Land-Use Analysis for Regional Geodesign: Using LUCISplus is the follow-up book to Smart Land-Use Analysis: The LUCIS Model (Esri Press, 2007). Both are important works in the growing field of geodesign and smart land-use planning.
This book, like its predecessor, shows how geographic information systems (GIS) software and technology are used to analyze land-use suitability, stakeholder preferences, and conflicts between competing land interests. Topics include the transportation/land-use interplay; the identification of urban mixed-use opportunities; land-use disasters (hurricanes, storm surge, flooding, and wind damage); and the land-use implications of sea level rise. This book could work both as a stand-alone or a second-stage reference for readers versed in the first book.
Advanced Land-Use Analysis for Regional Geodesign is an important guide for land-use planners, analysts, and advanced GIS students who want to explore an original, proven method that enables smart and effective land-use policy and decision-making.
Paul D. Zwick is a professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Florida. He was the associate dean of the College of Design, Construction, and Planning; the department chair for the Urban and Regional Planning program; and the director of the GeoPlan Center. His key area of interest is the application of GIS technology to planning and land-use planning.
Iris E. Patten is assistant professor of practice and associate director of the master’s program in geographic information systems technology in the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona. She specializes in land-use analysis and scenario modeling, GIS, land-use conflict, and international planning. Her research includes understanding the connection between land use and economic growth, the impacts to growth and land use suitability after regional and local events occur, and how innovative industries affect land use suitability and future growth patterns. Her research has been funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency and state and regional agencies and organizations.
Abdulnaser Arafat is an assistant scientist with the Shimberg Center. He received his PhD in design, construction, and planning from the University of Florida in the summer of 2011. His research focuses on the coordination of land use and transportation, with special emphasis on the allocation of suitable land for affordable housing. His research and modeling work is based on performing disaggregated and fine spatial resolution analysis using GIS and computer programming.
ISBN: 9781589483897 2015 380 pages $59.99