Modeling urban landscape dynamics: A case study in Phoenix, USA

  title={Modeling urban landscape dynamics: A case study in Phoenix, USA},
  author={Sheryl Berling-Wolff and Jianguo Wu},
  journal={Urban Ecosystems},
Urbanization has profoundly transformed many landscapes throughout the world, and the ecological consequences of this transformation are yet to be fully understood. To understand the ecology of urban systems, it is necessary to quantify the spatial and temporal patterns of urbanization, which often requires dynamic modeling and spatial analysis. In this paper, we describe an urban growth model, the Phoenix Urban Growth Model (PHX-UGM), illustrate a series of model calibration and evaluation… CONTINUE READING
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