Population + Land Use

population

Purpose

Provide insights into the evolving sociodemographic patterns of human activity that respond to and transform urban landscapes and systems at varying spatial and temporal scales

  •   Understand and quantify spatial and temporal demographic shifts in population and their impact on urban system structure and dynamics from neighborhood to city scales.
  •   Improve understanding of the spatial evolution of population at local, regional, and global scales by modeling scale-adaptive population futures and land cover conversion processes.
  •   Generate new insights into urban activity, associated temporal variability of population density, as well as changing energy and transportation behaviors to assess the net energy, water and carbon consequences.
  •   Understand the implications of different land use configurations and urban morphologies for future climate and urban growth scenarios by combining population, land use, climate, and energy models at high resolution.
  •   Improve land use planning to account for technological innovation, infrastructure system sustainability, activity centers, and green space options for optimized population mobility and accessibility benefits.