Urban Expansion Simulation of Southeast England Using Population Surface Modelling and Cellular Automata

  title={Urban Expansion Simulation of Southeast England Using Population Surface Modelling and Cellular Automata},
  author={Fulong Wu and David Martin},
  journal={Environment and Planning A},
  pages={1855 - 1876}
The question of where to accommodate future urban expansion has become a politically sensitive issue in many regions. Against the backdrop of ‘urban compaction’ policy, this study uses population surface modelling and cellular automata (CA) to conduct an empirical urban growth simulation for Southeast England. This implementation leads to a consideration of the proper balance between the theoretical abstraction of self-organised growth and empirical constraints to land development. Specifically… 
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