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Modeling

A key to this proposal is being able to evaluate integrated infrastructure and land use proposals based on their GHG reduction potential.  One tool that can accomplish this objective is UrbanFootprint, a powerful and flexible land use and transportation planning, modeling, and data organization framework designed to facilitate more informed scenario-based planning and analysis by practitioners, public agencies, and other stakeholders. Many state, regional, and local agencies are all currently using and interested in further developing UrbanFootprint as a tool to assess greenhouse gas emission reductions as well as energy, water, public health, fiscal impacts, and conservation of agriculture and habitat benefits from investing in combinations of land use and transportation strategies. The tool will evolve into a common framework for scenario analysis across California's public agencies to measure these benefits and will be transitioning to the University system to ensure ongoing support, development, and public access.