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Modeling Population and Land Use Change within the Metropolitan Areas of Ohio
Park, Mi Young

2015, Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, City and Regional Planning.
Studies of intra-urban migration have identified a number of factors that influence the likelihood that people will move. The driving forces in population and land use vary over time and space while interacting with others. Therefore, various fields of study have been interested in this subject. However, existing land use change models mainly focus on predicting land-use growth so that the literature does not include many studies that predict a decline. The purpose of this study is to model land use change both growth and to decline and to determine which factor influence land use change at a sub-metropolitan scale.
Using data from the metropolitan areas of Ohio, we examine the influence of demographic, socioeconomic, housing and neighborhood conditions, physical accessibility, and regional contexts on the rate of neighborhood growth and decline between 1990 and 2000 at the census tract level. These indicators are used to build a set of probabilities for growth and decline.
Based on these influential factors, we can determine which variables have positive or negative effects on population changes that are related to land use change. Through the model, we can determine how growing/declining areas characterize. Therefore, these models provide good guidelines for ways to improve the quality of a region. Further, policymakers can take these negative and positive factors into account in order to meet needs of the region and allocate appropriate services or facilities to prepare for an uncertain future.
Steven Gordon (Advisor)
Rachel Kleit (Committee Member)
Gulsah Akar (Committee Member)
172 p.

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