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Development and Pilot Application of the California Urban and Biodiversity Analysis (CURBA) Model

  • Author(s): Landis, John D.
  • Monzon, Juan Pablo
  • Reilly, Michael
  • Cogan, Chris
  • et al.
Abstract

The California Urban and Biodiversity Analysis (CURBA) model was developed as a tool to help urban planners to evaluate the possible effects of alternative urban growth patterns and policies on biodiversity and natural habitat quality. CURBA can help direct urban growth while promoting environmental and ecological quality.

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