A methodology for estimation of land use changes in an urban area with the emergence of a new impact factor

Seifloo T. B., Yüzer M. A.

METHODSX, vol.7, 2020 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.mex.2020.101013
  • Journal Name: METHODSX
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, BIOSIS, EMBASE, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This article introduces a methodology that aims to develop a detailed framework for measuring land-use changes in an area affected by several impact factors, especially by a new project which is economically and spatially critical in an urban area. The basis of the methodology lays on the Sieve approach that analyzes changes by categorizing different factors in an urban settlement or even on vacant lands. It is a multi-factorial approach that evaluates and simulates land-use changes in an urban area with a newly-emerged impact factor (Airport in this study). Factors such as proximity to Transportation nodes, Commercial areas, Industrial areas, Health centers, Educational areas, and many others that define investors, users, and planners' tendencies are all critical parameters that can be used as inputs of this quantitative approach.