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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 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.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Environmental Impact Center, Incorporated

    67 Chapel
    Newton, MA  USA  02158

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Office of Research and Development
    Cincinnati, OH  USA  45268

    Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Office of Policy Development and Research
    Washington, DC  USA  20410

    Council on Environmental Quality

    722 Jackson Place, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20006
  • Publication Date: 1975-2-26

Media Info

  • Pagination: 150 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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