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Cellular automata based temporal process understanding of urban growth

Cheng, J and Masser, I (2002) Cellular automata based temporal process understanding of urban growth. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2493. pp. 325-337. ISSN 0302-9743


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Understanding of urban growth process is highly crucial in making development plan and sustainable growth management policy. As the process involves multi-actors, multi-behavior and various policies, it is endowed with unpredictable spatial and temporal complexities, it requires the occurrence of new simulation approach, which is process-oriented and has stronger capacities of interpretation. In this paper, A cellular automata-based model is designed for understanding the temporal process of urban growth by incorporating dynamic weighting concept and project-based approach. We argue that this methodology is able to interpret and visualize the dynamic process more temporally and transparently.

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