Designing Sustainable Landscapes: Development settings variable, Hard development settings variable

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McGarigal, Kevin; Compton, Brad; Plunkett, Ethan; DeLuca, Bill; Grand, Joanna
University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
Environmental Sciences; Sustainability
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Development and hard development are two of several ecological settings variables that collectively characterize the biophysical setting of each 30 m cell at a given point in time (McGarigal et al 2017). Development represents all development, scaled from 0 to 10 by development intensity. Hard development is a subset of development, with a value of 1 for very high intensity development only. Both layers come from DSLland, the primary landcover map. These are dynamic settings variables, increasing with future urban growth.