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Multiobjective optimization for Smart Growth in land development

Dr. Steven Gabriel, Dr. Moglen and. Dr. Jose Faria of Florida International University (Ph.D. CEE, 2005) have developed multiobjective optimization models to analyze the policy of Smart Growth for land development in Montgomery County, Maryland. These models find Pareto optimal development plans at the land parcel level by balancing the objectives of government planners, environmentalists, and developers and thus provide quantifiable tradeoffs.