F2. GIS and Land-Use Decision Making

APA Pennsylvania Chapter


Tuesday, October 18, 2016
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. EDT

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The Land-Use Conflict Identification Strategy model identifies areas most suitable for specific
land uses as well as where they conflict. Then it can help build multiple future land use
scenarios, each guided by different policy decisions. This model has set the framework for the
strategy in developing future land use scenarios, as the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
(LVPC) updates the Southwest Lehigh Multi-municipal Comp Plan (PLANSWL). The model will
identify opportunities and conflicts between future land uses including agriculture, urban
development, and conservation. The LVPC can then apply different policy decisions to the
conflict areas, creating multiple future land use scenarios for Southwest Lehigh County. This
session, will discuss how the LUCIS model guides scenarios for PLANSWL.


David Manhardt, AICP, PP

Mr. Manhardt has over 13 years of GIS and planning experience. His experience includes sewer and water utility planning, the development of municipal housing plans, environmental inventory, stormwater management plan and ordinance, and other master plans and ordinances. His recent work at the LVPC has involved the analysis and processing ... Read More

Contact Info

Susan Shermer, sshermer@shermer-assoc.com