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California Urban and Biodiversity Analysis Model
Entry ID: CURBA
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Summary
Abstract: The California Urban and Biodiversity Analysis (CURBA) model was developed as a tool to help urban planners to evaluate the possible effects of alternative urban growth patterns and policies on biodiversity and natural habitat quality. CURBA can help direct urban growth while promoting environmental and ecological quality.

The CURBA model consists of two major components, an Urban Growth Model and a Policy Simulation and Evaluation Model. The Urban Growth Model assists the user in calibrating equations that describe past urbanization patterns and applying the equations to project future development patterns. The Policy Simulation and Evaluation Model projects how alternative development policies will affect future urbanization patterns and the associated impacts on habitat integrity. For example, CURBA can help users investigate the effects of urban growth on vegetation land cover by type, habitat for various species (e.g., different mammals, reptiles, and birds), changes in the level of fragmentation, etc. The CURBA model is used in conjunction with ArcView and various Avenue scripts.

[Summary provided by the University of California, Berkeley.]

Service Citation
Originators: John Landis, Michael Reilly, Pablo Monzon, and Chris Cogan
Title: California Urban and Biodiversity Analysis Model
Provider: University of California, Berkeley
URL: http://www.dcrp.ced.berkeley.edu/
ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ENVIRONMENT
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
PLANNING CADASTRE
SOCIETY
Service Provider
College of Environmental Design, University of California Berkeley

Service Provider Personnel
Name: DEAN'S OFFICE, COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
Phone: 510-642-0831
Fax: 510-642-7560
Contact Address:
230 Wurster Hall #1820
City: Berkeley
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94720-1820
Country: USA
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

JOHN LANDIS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Email: jlan at design.upenn.edu
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2008-10-06
SERF Last Revision Date: 2008-10-07
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