LUCI: LAND USE IN CENTRAL INDIANA MODEL AND THE RELATIONSHIPS OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE TO URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Public infrastructure planners must take into account both future urban development patterns and how those patterns might be affected by the proposed infrastructure. This paper describes the Land Use in Central Indiana (LUCI) model, which can serve as a tool to help explain the complex relationship between urban development and the provision of public infrastructure. The LUCI model simulates future urban development for a large region and generates alternative development scenarios incorporating different policy choices and assumptions about future development. These included choices about the provision of public infrastructure and the effects of such infrastructure on urban development. The LUCI model was developed using data on urban development in 1985, 1993 and 2000 derived from satellite images. Central to the LUCI model is an aggregated logit model to predict the probability of vacant land being converted to urban use. The LUCI model is illustrated using scenarios involving different policies for the provision of water and sewer infrastructure. These scenarios demonstrate how different choices about future urban development significantly affect the need for the provision of infrastructure sources.

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    American Public Works Association

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  • Authors:
    • Ottensmann, John R
  • Publication Date: 2003-7

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00960779
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 17 2003 12:00AM