Land use models are generally recognized as useful tools for forecasting. Unfortunately, the complexity of most land use models gets in the way of their widespread use by planning agencies. To help with this issue ODOT-TPAU constructed the Land Use Scenario DevelopeR (LUSDR).
LUSDR operates at the level of individual households and employment establishments and microsimulates location decisions of land developments. The LUSDR model is currently being used in a long-range land use visioning study for the RVMPO area and is planned for use in a number of applications in Oregon. Click here to see the results from the study produced from the RVMPO analysis entitled, “Land Use and Transportation Modeling for Regional Problem Solving”.