Scenario Planning with GIS: Implications for Regional Services
Track: Urban and Regional Planning
Authors: Damien Kerwin, Jeremy Smith
Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency (TMRPA) tracks and forecasts development in the Reno/Sparks region. Parcel data are evaluated spatially in relation to amenities, past development patterns, and infrastructure availability. GIS analysis and modeling allows the creation of multiple growth scenarios. Different spatial patterns of development have varying implications for the cost to provide regional services. This information helps guide public policy that emphasizes sustainable growth.