Evaluation of modeling tools for assessing land use policies and strategies

prepared for Transportation and Market Incentives Group, Office of Mobile Sources, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation, Office of Mobile Sources , [Washington, D.C.]
Transportation and state -- United States -- Econometric models, Transportation -- United States -- Forecasting -- Econometric models, Land use -- United States -- Econometric m
Statementprepared by Arlene S. Rosenbaum, Brett E. Koenig
ContributionsKoenig, Brett E, United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Transportation and Market Incentives Group
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EPAR EVALUATION OF MODELING TOOLS FOR ASSESSING LAND USE POLICIES AND STRATEGIES Prepared for Transportation and Market Incentives Group Office of Mobile Sources U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Ann Arbor, Michigan Prepared by Arlene S.

Rosenbaum Brett E. Koenig Systems Applications International, Inc. Lucas Valley Road San Rafael, California. Get this from a library. Evaluation of modeling tools for assessing land use policies and strategies: prepared for Transportation and Market Incentives Group, Office of Mobile Sources, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Land Evaluation and Site Assessment The Land Evaluation and Site Assessment (LESA) system helps state and local officials make sound decisions about land use. Combined with Forest measures and Rangeland parameters, LESA can provide a technical framework to numerically rank land parcels based on local resource evaluation and site considerations.

FAO assists member countries in assessing the physical, socio-economic, institutional and legal potential and constraints on land use, with the aim of achieving the optimal and sustainable use of land resources and empowering people to make informed decisions on the allocation of those resources.

the “use of evaluation concepts, techniques, and findings to foster improve-ment and self-determination” (p. model of how the program is supposed to work, the evaluator can consider framework for understanding, guiding, and improving policies and programs. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Integration: In case of data modeling tools, it is found that different projects use different tools and hence the data model created will be in a proprietary format as also common format.

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evaluation because it produces the strongest evidence that a project, program, or policy contributed to changes in behavior or other outcomes. 3,4,5 However, when you are evaluating the impact of a policy.

As currently applied, land cover (e.g., forest, grassland, and wetland) and land use (e.g., residential, pasture, or row-crops) data, compiled Page Share Cite Suggested Citation: "6 Tools for Monitoring and Evaluation.".

Land evaluation is formally defined as 'the assessment of land performance when used for a specified purpose, involving the execution and interpretation of surveys and studies of land forms, soils, vegetation, climate and other aspects of land in order to identify and make a comparison of promising kinds of land use in terms applicable to the.

Principles of Evaluation. Logic Models. This Manual makes extensive use of logic models as an approach to developing metrics. A logic model “presents a plausible and sensible model of how the program will work under certain conditions to solve.

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Upgrading the SLEUTH urban-growth and land-use-change model, realizing its full capability in modeling change simultaneously in land-use and land-cover types, and using it as a self-organizing dynamic land-use planning tool have been the three main objectives of this study.

As a policy analysis tool, WEAP evaluates a full range of water development and management options, and takes into account multiple and competing uses of water systems. To see a full list of publications that use WEAP – including those produced outside of SEI.

Gian-Claudia Sciara, in Transportation, Land Use, and Environmental Planning, Implementation-based frameworks for local plan and policy evaluation. A third approach to local land use plan and policy evaluation focuses on implementation.

The approach is premised on the argument that a “good” plan holds little value, if it is not used. massively in recent years (Spiel, ). Evaluation is a systematic process to understand what a program does and how well the program does it. Evaluation results can be used to maintain or improve program quality and to ensure that future planning can be more evidence-based.

Evaluation constitutes part of an ongoing cycle of. These useful tools can be adapted for use in other communities. Land Revitalization Program Tools for Communities The PREPARED Workbook Using contractor support provided by the Land Revitalization Program, EPA Region 1 developed the Process for Risk Evaluation, Property Analysis and.

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is used to assess the performance of projects, institutions and programmes set up by governments, international organisations and goal is to improve current and future management of outputs, outcomes and impact.

Monitoring is a continuous assessment of programmes based on early detailed information on the progress or delay of the ongoing assessed. Thailand, Vietnam and Kenya now available in the GRAS Tool.

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12 Sept – Information on biodiversity, land use change, carbon stock and social indices are now available for a total of 46 countries. Access the GRAS Tool and explore its various functionalities and datasets. GRAS Tool. CiteScore: ℹ CiteScore: CiteScore measures the average citations received per peer-reviewed document published in this title.

CiteScore values are based on citation counts in a range of four years (e.g. ) to peer-reviewed documents (articles, reviews, conference papers, data papers and book chapters) published in the same four calendar years, divided by the number of.

One of his wide research interests is the application of various spatial techniques to investigate land-use/land-cover dynamics and environmental changes.

He has published 11 books and more than articles in the fields of land use assessment, ecological reconstruction, land reclamation, land use policy, and natural resources. Land Use Policy is an international and interdisciplinary journal concerned with the social, economic, political, legal, physical and planning aspects of urban and rural land use.

It provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information from the diverse range of disciplines and interest groups which must be combined to formulate effective. This paper analyses the current trends in sustainability assessment. After about 15 years from the launch of sustainability assessment tools, focused on buildings evaluation, the paradigm of sustainability assessment tools is changing from the building scale to the built environment scale.

Currently European cities and cities around the world are concerned with sustainable development, as. land evaluation Use of microcomputer-assisted information • at the National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning A. Chaturvedi D.

Sarkar and J.M. Ragg A.K. Maji and A. Van Jfambeke Y.M. Pati'l and V.K. Datta CONCLUSIONS OF WORKING GROUPS I Natural resources mapping II Land evaluation III Information systems.

Land Use Options Evaluation Outcome preservation easements - can help to direct new populations into designated or existing growth areas, additional land use “policy options, incentives and planning tools” as called for in this outcome are also needed to “reduce the.

Thus, to use models effectively to guide policy decisions, the model user needs a rule for translating uncertain predictions into a policy decision. Conclusion The committee concludes that the common exercise of sensitivity analysis does not suffice to measure the uncertainty in model-based forecasts.

Land change models (LCMs) describe, project, and explain changes in and the dynamics of land use and land-cover. LCMs are a means of understanding ways that humans change the Earth's surface in the past, present, and future.

Land change models are valuable in development policy, helping guide more appropriate decisions for resource management and the natural environment at a variety of scales.

regional travel model, which is the primary tool for forecasting the outcomes of the SCS. SANDAG relied on a trip based model for its first SCS, but employed an activity.

Online Resource. The Action Catalogue is an online decision support tool that is intended to enable researchers, policy-makers and others wanting to conduct inclusive research, to find the method best suited for their specific project needs.

CDC Evaluation Resources provides an extensive list of resources for evaluation, as well as links to key professional associations and key journals. GLOBAL MODELING OF LAND USE. Global models of environmental change simulate links among demography, economic growth, technological development, policy, and environmental outcomes to assess the state of current knowledge, help set research priorities, explore possible alternative futures, and test the potential effect of policies.

The Flood Resilience Checklist is an assessment tool for communities to use to identify opportunities to improve their resilience to future floods through policy and regulatory tools. The tool is currently available online with an expanded version of the tool in development. The paper focuses on the methodology for assessing Sustainable Mobility (SM) at the neighbourhood scale, and pays attention to two different ex-ante evaluation approaches: the Multicriteria Analysis (MCA) and the Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA).

If MCA is an acknowledged technique for the assessment of sustainability at neighbourhood level, CBA is mainly used for infrastructure and large.Research and assessment efforts were designed to estimate the effects and benefits of conservation practices through a mix of research, data collection, model development, and model application.

A vision for how CEAP can contribute to better and more effective delivery of conservation programs in the years ahead is addressed in.