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Literature Review

Literature Review for Urban Growth modeling and Environmental Impact Analysis 

Executive Summary 

This report presents the results of literature review for the Phase One task of the proposed project: Development of a community-accessible urban sprawl impact assessment system in Northeast Ohio 15-county region for EMPACT project (US EPA Grant #985989-01-0)

The first part of the report discusses urbanization and urban growth as environmental issues. This is followed by reviews of various approaches currently available for environmental impact analyses. 

The second part of the report reviews the urban growth models with recommendations made specifically for Northeast Ohio 15-county region based on local conditions and available databases.

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Disclaimer: Study supported by the Environmental Monitoring for Public Access and Community Tracking (EMPACT) Program (Assistance ID X 985989-01-0). The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of the EMPACT Program, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, or the U.S. Government.