The carrying capacity imperative : assessing regional carrying capacity methodologies for sustainable land-use planning

Lane, Murray C. (2010) The carrying capacity imperative : assessing regional carrying capacity methodologies for sustainable land-use planning. Land Use Policy, 27(4), pp. 1038-1045.

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While some existing carrying capacity methodologies offer significant insights into the assessment of population carrying capacities, a comprehensive model is yet to be developed. This research identifies, examines and compares a range of methodological approaches to carrying capacity assessment and considers their relevance to future spatial planning. A range of key criteria are employed to compare various existing carrying capacity assessment models. These criteria include integrated systems analysis, dynamic responses, levels of risk, systemic constraints, applicability to future planning and the consideration of regional boundary delineation. It is suggested that by combining successful components from various authors, and collecting a range of interconnected data, a practical and workable system-based model may be achievable in the future.

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ID Code: 33226
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Carrying capacity, Population, Resource depletion, Sustainable land-use, Spatial planning
DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2010.01.006
ISSN: 0264-8377
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Elsevier
Deposited On: 25 Jul 2010 22:40
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2012 07:22

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