Journal article

The Online What if? Planning Support System: A Land Suitability Application in Western Australia

CJ Pettit, RE Klosterman, P Delaney, AL Whitehead, H Kujala, A Bromage, M Nino-Ruiz

Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy | Kluwer Academic Publishers | Published : 2015


Recent advances in cloud computing and the ability to more easily deliver online tools and services provide exciting opportunities for the development and application of online planning support systems. This paper describes the application of an online open source land suitability tool which has been developed as one of the many tools available through the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) workbench. The tool is part of the larger open source online What if? planning support system (PSS) which implements the desktop What if? PSS developed by Klosterman (Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 26:393–408, 1999; 2008). This paper describes the development of the ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

AURIN is a $24 million project which is developing national networked urban research infrastructure for Australia funded by the Commonwealth Government under the Education Investment Fund and the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy. AURIN is hosted at the University of Melbourne. This project was also supported by the Environmental Decisions Research Hub through funding from the Australian Government's National Environmental Research Program (NERP). The authors thank their colleagues in the AURIN Office and the Core Technical Team and the Western Australia Department of Planning, in particular Bryce Bunny for his many contributions to this project. Finally, the authors wish to acknowledge contributions made by Brendan Wintle, Erin Pears, Nicole Matthews, David Mitchell, Catherine Garlick, Jess Miller and Dave Osborn.