An Examination of Land Use Models, Emphasizing UrbanSim, TELUM, and Suitability Analysis

This work provides integrated transportation land use modeling guidance to practitioners in Texas regions of all sizes. The research team synthesized existing land use modeling experiences from metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) across the country, examined the compatibility of TELUM’s and UrbanSim’s requirements with existing data sets, integrated both UrbanSim and a gravity-based land use modeling with an existing travel demand model (TDM), and examined the results of Waco and Austin land use model runs (with and without transportation and land use policies in place). A simpler, geographic information system (GIS)-based land use suitability analysis was also performed, for Waco, to demonstrate the potential value of such approaches. Finally, the knowledge gained from this research project was disseminated to practicing planners through a Resource Manual/Guidebook and two workshops.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Project Title: Analysis and Guidelines for Establishing Unified Urban Land-Use and Transportation System Planning Framework and Procedures.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Center for Transportation Research, 3208 Red River Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78705

    Texas Department of Transportation

    Research and Technology Implementation Office, P.O. Box 5080
    Austin, TX  United States  78763-5080

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kockelman, Kara M
    • Duthie, Jennifer
    • Kakaraparthi, Siva Karthik
    • Zhou, Bin
    • Anjomani, Ardeshir
    • Marepally, Sruti
    • Kunapareddychinna, Krishna Priya
  • Publication Date: 2008-10-31


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 223p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01131893
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-09/0-5667-1, Report 0-5667-1
  • Contract Numbers: 0-5667
  • Created Date: Jul 2 2009 11:42AM