Modelling urban spatial change in the GCR
This project investigates what modelling is currently being undertaken to analyse urban change and predict future urban development. The results will be compiled into a research report, which, together with significant urban spatial data that GCRO has collated, will inform the development of an urban spatial change model in 2013/14.
- The CSIR Urban Sim project and its partnership with Enerkey to investigate the impact of future urban development trends on energy consumption in Gauteng;
- The City of Johannesburg Growth Management Strategy, developed by the Directorate of Development Planning and Facilitation which considers growth trends and development indicators within the city;
- The Gauteng Spatial Development Framework which was designed around 5 models developed to direct future urban growth in the province;
- GCRO metabolic flows and infrastructure transitions project – while not necessarily modelling urban spatial change, there are definite linkages with the GCRO modelling urban spatial change project and the metabolic flows project may provide useful data and models.
- What modelling methodology, software and visualization tools might be appropriate for a GCRO urban change modelling project that could also benefit and inform the Gauteng Planning Commission G2055 project;
- What data and variables are available and should be utilised in the modeling;
- The comparable unit of analysis to be used in the modelling.