The USGS Land Cover Institute (LCI)
Urban Dynamics Research Program
Analysis of Land Use Change in Urban Environments
The Urban Dynamics project analyzes land use change in urban environments in order to provide a historical perspective of land use change and an assessment of the spatial patterns, rates, correlation, trends, and impacts of that change. This project develops and refines methods for land use reconstruction, geographic analysis, modeling, prediction, monitoring, and impacts assessment.
Goal and Objectives:
The goal of this project is to provide a greater understanding of the land use changes occurring in metropolitan areas. Objectives are to: