Modelling and simulating land development processes in Shanghai

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Qiu, Rongxu
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
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Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Geography
This thesis groups four papers to investigate the growth and evolution mechanisms behind urban land use change through multiple computer-based modelling and simulation approaches. The first paper theorizes land development in Shanghai into five modes and then delineates the location and estimates the magnitude of each of the land development modes in Shanghai. This paper lays down the groundwork for the following papers on land use change modelling and simulation in Shanghai. The second paper develops the Population-Driven Urban Land Development (PDULD) to simulate the land development and population dynamics of Jiading New City, one of the suburban districts in Shanghai. The third paper develops the Location-based Firm Profit (LbFP) model to delineate how urban land use growth may lead to the spatial structural transformation of industries. The fourth paper then furthers the industrial land use study and proposes the Industrial and Residential Land Use Competition Model (IRLUCM) to simulate the dynamic spatial transformation of industrial land use in Shanghai.
China , dynamic theories , geographic contexts , land development , simulation procedures , urban land development models