Quantifying the modes of urban growth and identifying its drivers in Treasure Valley, Idaho.

Monday, 15 December 2014
Khila Raj Dahal, Boise State University, Boise, ID, United States
The present study quantifies the urban growth modes as edge expansion, infill, outlying and strip development occuring in the years 1982-1992, 1992-2001 and 2001-2011 in Treasure Valley, Idaho before computing various landscape and spatial metrics in order to characterize the grwoth patterns. The main objective was to explore the underlying processes leading to the observed growth patterns. Furthermore, both exogenious and endoginous drivers of growth are identified using statistical methods.