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2013

Geographic Information Sciences

Land use

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Creating A Vibrant Place For The City Of Redlands Assessing The Suitability Of An Abandoned Downtown Space For Mixed Use Development, Basim Saidan Alharbi Aug 2013

Creating A Vibrant Place For The City Of Redlands Assessing The Suitability Of An Abandoned Downtown Space For Mixed Use Development, Basim Saidan Alharbi

MS GIS Program Major Individual Projects

With expanding urban population and growing need for various services, city governments and local organizations are looking for effective uses of city spaces. The City of Redlands wants to improve their use of vacant locations and provide better services to the local residents. In particular, the City of Redlands wants to apply mixed land use on the old Redlands Mall location that has been closed down. A comparative suitability analysis is conducted in a GIS to the site and surrounding areas to provide evidence to the client and the decision makers. Various factors, including schools, libraries, parks, hospitals, population density ...


Land Use And Land Cover Dynamics Under Climate Change In Urbanizing Intermountain West: A Case Study From Cache County, Utah, Enjie Li Mar 2013

Land Use And Land Cover Dynamics Under Climate Change In Urbanizing Intermountain West: A Case Study From Cache County, Utah, Enjie Li

Enjie Li

Climate change is tightly linked with urbanization. Urban development with increasing greenhouse gas emission worsens climate change, while climate change in turn influence hydroclimate and ecosystem functions, and indirectly affect urban systems. The Intermountain West is experiencing rapid urban growth, climate change interacting with urbanization poses new challenges to the Intermountain West. Urban planning needs to adapt to these new changes and constrains, and to develop new tools and plans to effectively respond to climate changes. An urban growth model SLEUTH is applied to predict the future urban growth and land use dynamics in the Intermountain west, using Cache County ...