SECONDARY EFFECTS OF PUBLIC INVESTMENTS IN HIGHWAYS AND SEWERS
Statistical correlations between the amount and form of land use changes and the location of new highways and wastewater facilities were established for four major metropolitan areas individually and in combination. The statistical findings were supplemented with results from a dynamic simulation model of land use in metropolitan Washington. The analyses identified factors which seemed to explain much of the variation in location and type of development in all four regions: availability of sewer service, proximity of an area to major highways, amount of vacant land, and residential vacancy rate. However, the relative importance of each factor varied from one region to another so that although results from pooled data were acceptable in terms of their aggregate statistical significance, the set of regression equations developed from pooled data cannot be expected to produce accurate predictions in all regions.
- See also PB-240 333. Prepared in cooperation with Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Research and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C. Policy Development and Research.
Environmental Impact Center, Incorporated67 Chapel
Newton, MA USA 02158
Environmental Protection AgencyOffice of Research and Development
Cincinnati, OH USA 45268
Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentOffice of Policy Development and Research
Washington, DC USA 20410
Council on Environmental Quality722 Jackson Place, NW
Washington, DC USA 20006
- Publication Date: 1975-2-26
- Pagination: 150 p.
- TRT Terms: City planning; Development; Economic impacts; Environmental impacts; Forecasting; Highway planning; Highways; Impacts; Investments; Land use; Location; Real estate development; Regression analysis; Sewage treatment; Sewers; Simulation; Statistical analysis; Surveying; Surveying; Urban areas
- Uncontrolled Terms: Highway location
- Geographic Terms: Colorado; Massachusetts; Minnesota; Washington (District of Columbia)
- Old TRIS Terms: Land use forecasting
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Economics; Environment; Highways; Hydraulics and Hydrology; Society;
- Accession Number: 00090876
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: EQC-317t
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM