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Land use -- Planning -- Oregon -- Hillsboro, Transportation planning -- Oregon -- Hillsboro, Highway capacity -- Effect on land use, Geographic information systems


This paper presents a methodology to assess the induced land use effects of state highway improvements on urban development patterns. The methodology is applied to the case study City of Hillsboro, Oregon and illustrates a framework for data management and analysis. A set of temporal land use characteristics and spatial measures are used as predictors of urban development activities resulting from highway accessibility improvements. A multiple regression analysis tests the significance of these variables in predicting rates and locations of urban development. The primary objective of this research is to identify the relationship between capacity increasing highway improvements and changes in urban development. The analysis provides quantifiable indicators that describe the urban development trends associated with the City of Hillsboro.


Catalog Number DP98-5.

A product of the Center for Urban Studies, College of Urban and Public Affairs, Portland State University.

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