USE OF TOPAZ FOR GENERATING ALTERNATE LAND USE SCHEMES

A TECHNIQUE FOR THE OPTIMUM PLACEMENT OF ACTIVITIES IN ZONES WAS DEVELOPED INITIALLY FOR USE IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA. THE INTENT OF THE TECHNIQUE WAS TO GENERATE LAND USE ALLOCATION SCHEMES THAT WERE OPTIMAL ACCORDING TO SOME PRESET OBJECTIVES. IN THIS PAPER, THE TECHNIQUE IS EMPLOYED FOR BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA, BOTH TO TEST A PROPOSED LAND USE SCHEME AND TO USE THIS SCHEME AS A BASIS FOR FINDING BETTER ARRANGEMENT PATTERNS. CAPITAL COST DATA FOR WATER, SEWERAGE, LOCAL STREETS ELECTRICITY, AND INDIVIDUAL BUILDING UNITS FOR EACH ZONE IN THE STUDY AREA WERE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH TRAVEL COST AND LAND VALUE INFORMATION TO DERIVE OVERALL COST MINUS BENEFIT VALUES FOR THE SCHEMES INDICATED ABOVE. RESULTS SEEM TO SUGGEST THAT THE TECHNIQUE IS CAPABLE OF CREATING WORTHWHILE ALTERNATIVES TO THE PROPOSED SCHEMES, ALTHOUGH ADDITIONAL EFFORT NEEDS TO BE DEVOTED TO IMPROVING THE VARIETY OF OUTPUT INFORMATION THAT CAN BE GENERATED BY THE TECHNIQUE.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 39-52
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00240756
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 7 1973 12:00AM