An Interactive Computer Model for Land Allocation in Regional Planning. Part II: System Design and User Manual

Roy, G.G. (1981). An Interactive Computer Model for Land Allocation in Regional Planning. Part II: System Design and User Manual. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-81-047

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Since 1979, the Regional Development Task at IIASA is engaged in a case study of economic and demographic development, land-use and related problems in the region of southwestern Skane in Sweden. The case study is the third in a series of attempts made by the Regional Development Task to apply systems analytic methods to regional planning problems in regions with different economic structures, resource endowments and organizational settings.

The research in the Swedish case study is done in collaboration with the Southwest Skane Municipal Board, as a part of their ongoing work in physical and public transport planning for the metropolitan region of Malmo, and its neighboring municipalities. The research is partly sponsored by the Swedish Council for Building Research.

In the case study an integrated systems analytic package of models is used which has been developed within the Regional Development Task in cooperation with a group of Swedish researchers and planners. In that package, separate models have been developed for interregional economic and demographic problems, and for intraregional land-use problems.

The current paper deals with an interactive computer model developed by Geoffrey G. Roy, University of Western Australia, and Folke Snickars, Regional Development Task, IIASA. The theoretical foundation and specification of that model is found in the first of a series of three papers. The current, second paper describes the design of the computer system and also provides a user manual. A third paper will describe the use of the model in the Skane case study.

The interactive computer model described here has been implemented in the planning environment in southwestern Skane. It should also prove useful in other planning contexts.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: General Research (GEN)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:50
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:10

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