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Study on Land Use/Cover Change and Urban Growth Modeling through Cellular Automata and Genetic Algorithm in Mashhad

Hamed Bidel[1]*, hamedbidel [@] gmail.com Ali Asghar Alesheikh2, Nematollah Khorasani3, Alieh Hajizadeh4 Abstract Land use has always been one of the most important indicators through which man affects his surrounding environment. Land use change is a man-made intervention whereas vegetation change is a natural phenomenon. Generally, climate change and technological and economic factors are the main determinants of the change at spatial and temporal scales.. Each study may vary depending on its particular need. For example, any change from urban use/cover is primarily treated as urban development. The present study, which is based on theoretical and practical results of earlier ... Read More »