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Urban Growth Prediction

Urban Growth Prediction
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WHAT IS IT?

This groundbreaking model operates as an automated prognosticator, utilizing composite maps encompassing both physical and societal attributes of an urban region to predict an array of potential future growth scenarios for distinct urban characteristics.​

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HOW DOES IT OPERATE?

The model leverages standardized monochrome images derived from satellite data, which capture the dynamic facets of an urban landscape—ranging from physical features to density, legislative, or social boundaries. A single image is assigned varying weights, either positive or negative, based on the characteristic in focus. Employing these input variables, the model employs a spatially-regularized logistic regression mechanism to forecast pixel-level growth patterns, generating an informative raster binary file.​
 

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WHAT IS ITS PURPOSE?

While predictive models for urban expansion are not novel, they have historically demanded substantial investments in terms of time, expertise, and computational resources. By expediting the prediction process and rendering it more accessible, this model optimizes urban sprawl planning, enabling the estimation of best-case and worst-case scenarios under diverse conditions. This proficiency aids in prudent decision-making, fostering a holistic approach to urban development while significantly streamlining the analytical procedure.
 

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