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Integrated Urban Modeling in Support of Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities Planning in California

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In this paper, we will review the theory and practice of environmental justice (EJ) analysis, Federal and California EJ requirements, and our research on EJ measures. Then, we will review the California law requiring that regional transportation plans include land use and transportation policies to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs), and the EJ requirements in this law.
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Incremental Cooperative Development of Land Use Models in California

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Integrated land use and transport planning models are being developed for the state of California in the USA as well as for the major cities in California. These are being developed to improve planning and plans in the state, in particularly in response to recent legislation requiring that planning models and analytical techniques be able to assess the effects of policy choices on land use, auto ownership, vehicle‐miles traveled, and onroad greenhouse gases (GHGs).
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CalPECAS - Tools for Regional Transportation Planning and GHG Reduction

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Discussion of Ultrans efforts to develop comprehensive integrated modeling tools to analyse land use and transportation decisions that consider environmental and economic impacts.
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Asssessment of Integrated Transportation/ Land Use Models, Final Report May 31, 2006

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The final report of a study focusing on four integrated transportation/land use models, including UrbanSim and PECAS. In addition to detailed descriptions of the four models, the study identifies agencies currently using or developing various models, and provides examples of the costs and other challenges they faced in selecting and developing integrated models. The study also describes greater benefits, some of them unanticipated, which resulted from knowledge gained by use of these tools.
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Report Abstract:

Use of integrated transportation/land use models is increasing worldwide as practical applications demonstrate the value of these sophisticated planning tools. Such models continue evolving from simple GIS-based forecasting models to extremely complex microeconomics based integrated land use and transportation models.

Modeling is not a “one size fits all” proposition. Each Metropolitan Planning
Organization or Department of Transportation is a different size, has different needs, is growing and changing in different ways, and has differing data, budget and staff available for modeling.

As part of this research, a system of information exchange involving the UC Davis research team, model developers, and modeling staff from Caltrans and selected California MPOs was created to eliminate knowledge barriers and provide feedback and criteria for model evaluation.

The practical information gained through this process is related in this report, which will become a time -and money-saving resource to agencies considering selecting and implementing an integrated model to evaluate land use policies, test transportation investment scenarios, and evaluate compliance with various legal mandates.

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