Title

LINKING LAND USE AND TRANSPORTATION IN A RAPIDLY URBANIZING CONTEXT: A STUDY IN DELHI, INDIA

Authors

S Srinivasan

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2005

Subject Area

operations - traffic, land use - planning, ridership - growth, policy - congestion, place - urban

Keywords

Urbanization, Urban growth, Under developed countries, Transportation policy, Transportation planning, Traffic congestion, Third world, Site selection, Placement (Location), Markov processes, Location, Locating, Less developed countries, Land use planning, Land use, Infrastructure, Gridlock (Traffic), Developing countries, Delhi (India), Choice models, Cellular automata, Case studies

Abstract

Congestion and rapid urban growth are urgent problems for cities in developing countries such as India. This paper examines land use change in Delhi, India, and its relationship with transportation infrastructure and other planning-related variables in a spatial context. The authors estimate land use change models at two different scales from separate data. Cellular automation and Markov models were used to understand change at the regional scale and discrete choice models to predict change at the local level. The results suggest that land use in the Delhi metropolitan area is rapidly intensifying while losing variety. These changes are affected by industrial, commercial and infrastructure location. The results are also examined in the context of a policy framework for data-based planning that links land use and transportation models for Delhi. This framework can help planners and policymakers better understand the implications of location decisions.