An Integrated Large Scale Urban Model and Spatial Decision Support System Simulating Growth and Evaluating Sustainability Outcomes for Southeast Queensland (2004–2007)
A large scale urban model and spatial decision support system will be built for the South East Queensland region, Australia's third largest metropolis. GIS and visualisation are used to integrate diverse datasets to simulate real time growth and development patterns over the next 20 years. Population, housing, economic development and jobs growth forecasting models are integrated with a jobs-housing-balance and urban form model to simulate growth and development scenarios that meet multi-criteria sustainability and urban planning objectives. The internet accessible decision support system provides an improved evidence base for developing SEQ to enhance the Smart State Strategy.