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Growth Simulation Model
Entry ID: MD_PLANNING_GSM

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Summary
Abstract: The Growth Simulation Model (GSM) was developed by the Maryland Office of Planning beginning in 1992 to project population growth and new development effects on land use/land cover nutrient pollution loads, and small streams under alternative land management strategies. To develop these estimates, the GSM uses population, household, and employment projections to estimate demand for residential and commercial development. Demand is then distributed to developable land, based on capacity under existing or alternative zoning, development regulations, and resource conservation mechanisms; and on information about development patterns and trends. Land use change to accommodate projected growth is then estimated as a function of management tools.
Service Citation
Originators: Maryland Department of Planning
Title: Growth Simulation Model
Provider: Maryland Department of Planning
Service Keywords
MODELS >SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC MODELS Parameter Definition

Use Constraints The GSM is public domain, but has not yet been adapted as an application that can be distributed to other users. Contact model developer for details.
Ancillary Keywords
Model
Planning
Population
Land Use

Service Provider
MD/DP > Department of Planning, Maryland Supplemental Info
Service Organization URL: http://www.mdp.state.md.us/

Service Provider Personnel
Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING
Phone: 410-767-4500
Email: WEBMASTER at MDP.STATE.MD.US
Contact Address:
301 West Preston Street, Suite 1101
City: Baltimore
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 21201
Country: USA
Personnel
JOSEPH TASSONE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 410-767-4500
Email: JTassone at mdp.state.md.us
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Publications/References
Chesapeake Bay Program. 1998. Integrating Build-Out Analysis and Water Quality Modeling to Predict the Environmental Impacts of Alternative Development Scenarios. CBP/TRS 178-97.
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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2010-09-14
SERF Last Revision Date: 2010-09-17
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