Assessment of UK Land-Use and Transport Strategies Using Land-Use/Transport Interaction Modelling
This paper considers the contributions to economic assessment that have been achieved in a series of UK studies which have used applications of the DELTA package as the landuse/ economic component of a dynamic land-use/transport interaction model. There are three main sections to the paper. The first examines the use of these models as ways of integrating knowledge about spatial and social change for the purpose of examining alternative land-use and transport strategies. The second reviews some of the results obtained from recent projects in relation to current debates about the impacts of transport change. The third considers progress and outstanding issues in relation to the formal appraisal of the costs and benefits arising from transport interventions. The concluding section comments on some of the remaining issues to be dealt with in using these modelling and appraisal methods in relation to questions of sustainability.