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Modeling Colombo's land uses with Metronamica : a demonstrative approach

Show simple item record Wimaladasa, GJ De Silva, MCK Jayasinghe, AB Munasinghe, JN 2018-08-30T19:38:04Z 2018-08-30T19:38:04Z
dc.description.abstract The enormous complexity built into cities makes them difficult to understand for any purpose. The ever changing land uses in any city is not an exemption, despite its importance for planners to know at some level of certainty. In order to overcome this difficulty Cellular Automata (CA) models are widely used in the field of urban planning as means of simulating land use changes with adequate bearing on the complexities associated with urban systems. This paper is a demonstrative attempt to model the land use changes in Colombo Metropolitan area in Sri Lanka between 1987 and 2010, within a modeling framework developed with CA based simulation application: Metronamica. Simulation results are assessed and validated using visual comparison and statistical methods. This study is placed in a context where the current planning practices in Sri Lanka are in need of robust methods and versatile techniques to comprehend land uses in rapidly growing urban areas. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject land use changes, urban complexity, simulation, cellular automata (CA) en_US
dc.title Modeling Colombo's land uses with Metronamica : a demonstrative approach en_US
dc.type Conference-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Architecture en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Town and Country Planning en_US
dc.identifier.year 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.conference 7th FARU International Research Symposium - 2014 en_US Galle, Sri Lanka en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos pp. 207 - 220 en_US
dc.identifier.proceeding Practice Based Research : exploring built environmental through evidence en_US en_US en_US en_US en_US

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