Effects of Alternative Developer Decision-Making Models on the Production of Ecological Subdivision Designs: Experimental Results from an Agent-Based Model

  title={Effects of Alternative Developer Decision-Making Models on the Production of Ecological Subdivision Designs: Experimental Results from an Agent-Based Model},
  author={Nicholas R. Magliocca and Daniel G. Brown and Virginia McConnell and Joan Iverson Nassauer and S Elizabeth Westbrook},
  journal={Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design},
  pages={907 - 927}
Approaches to residential development have clear effects on the surrounding environments, including those on habitat protection, water quality, transportation and congestion costs, and loss of public open space. Ecological subdivision designs (ESDs) are a means to mitigate some of the most negative effects of low-density dispersed land-use patterns, yet there is not widespread adoption of these alternative approaches to subdivision development. In this paper we attempt to improve understanding… Expand

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