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dc.contributor.advisorPrato, Tonyeng
dc.contributor.authorClark, Anthony S.eng
dc.coverage.spatialMontanaeng
dc.coverage.spatialMontana -- Flathead Countyeng
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Falleng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on January 31, 2008)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Agricultural economics.eng
dc.description.abstractNine alternative futures were developed for Flathead County, MT for two study periods. The alternative futures involve different combinations of assumptions regarding future economic growth and land use polices. The alternative futures were developed using the RECID (Residential and Commercial-Institutional-Industrial Development) model, which has two components: the economic module and the land use change module. The economic module translates output growth in 11 different economic sectors into job growth, which is then used to project future acreage requirements for residential and commercial-institutional-industrial (CI&I) development. In the land use change module, each parcel available for development is assigned a development attractiveness score (DAS), which is based on the parcel's distance from various amenities and disamenities. The DASs are adjusted using transition probabilities, which take into account historical changes in land use cover. Parcels are converted to residential and CI&I uses based on the adjusted DASs. The RECID model is employed in conjunction with a Geographic Information System (GIS) to spatially simulate the nine alternative futures. The study has numerous potential applications. In particular, the results may be used to examine water quality, wildlife habitat, housing affordability, and the cost of public services in the county.eng
dc.identifier.merlin.b61979296eng
dc.identifier.oclc191730764eng
dc.identifier.otherClarkA-120607-D9171eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4765eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshLand use -- Planningeng
dc.subject.lcshEconomic developmenteng
dc.subject.lcshHousingeng
dc.subject.lcshWater qualityeng
dc.subject.lcshHabitat (Ecology)eng
dc.titleAn alternative futures analysis of Flathead County, Montana: evaluating tradeoffs among economic growth, land use policy and land use changeeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural economics (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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