Developing a CBA Methodology for the Scenario-Based Land-Use Impact Assessment of Proposed Rail Investments in the Leipzig Region

Ustaoğlu E., Williams B., Petrov L.

INPUT 2012 Seventh International Conference: Informatics and Urban and Regional Planning, Cagliari, Italy, 10 - 12 May 2012, pp.166-178

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Cagliari
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.166-178
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: Yes


This paper develops a methodological approach to be utilised for the evaluation of transport-land-use impacts of rapid rail investments in the Leipzig Region with the potential for this approach to be used for other Eu- ropean regions. Various land development scenarios are generated from the MOLAND Model applications.

The land-use scenarios considered in this research are a baseline scenar- io of dispersed development and an alternative scenario of more compact urban developments associated with potential rapid rail provisions in the Leipzig Region.

The appraisal of transport-land-use relationships is subject to the use of economic indicators and can be evaluated based on alternative land devel- opment scenarios developed for the Leipzig Area. In this context, key ele- ments of a Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) approach will be developed for the evaluation of potential costs of urban rail provisions with its alternative. This will contribute to the existing framework for the transport policy and planning decisions concerning Leipzig and other regions internationally.