A Theory‐Based Cellular Automata for the Simulation of Land‐Use Change.
This study proposes a theory‐based cellular automata (CA) in which CA rules are constructed on the basis of a theory of urban land‐use change and other local conditions. Rent gap theory that describes urban redevelopment and exogenous conditions that reflect urban development
are embedded into a CA to simulate changes of land use. The theoretical framework provides a strong conceptual background for the CA simulation. A case study demonstrates the flexibility of the integrated framework for simulating land‐use changes in complex settings. This research aims
to help decision‐makers formulate appropriate development plans.
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Document Type: Research Article
Department of Geography, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Department of Geography and Resource Management, Center for Environmental Policy and Resource Management, Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
Publication date: 2011-04-01