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UPlan: A Simple Rule-Based Urban Growth Model

PI: Roth
Funder: Caltrans, EPA, FHWA (at various points)

UPlan is a simple rule based urban growth model intended for regional or county level modeling. The needed space for each land use type is calculated from simple demographics and assigned based on the net attractiveness of locations to that land use (based on user input), locations unsuitable for any development and a general plan that determines where specific types of development are permitted.

The most recent distribution version is: 2.68 Released 2/7/2012

UPlan Demonstration Setup Download 40MB (This demo is setup for arcgis V10.0)
UPlan Download 1MB (This zip file contains mxds for both ArcGIS 9.3 and 10 and is zipped using the 7z format)
User Manual 1MB

Note: that you must have a version of UPlan released on or after 10/10/2007 if you are using a "Foot" based projection for your data.
System Requirement: ArcGIS 9.3, 10.0, 10.1, Spatial Analyst Extension, VBA, MS Excel (for reports)

UPlan is licensed under the Apache2.0 license
Copyright 2011 Robert A. Johnston

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