Assessing development limits and carrying capacity in urban environments: notes on the use of geographic information systems and multicriteria analysis in recent planning experience in Brazil

Rogério Palhares Zschaber De Araújo
Discusses the use of GIS and multicriteria analysis to define carrying capacity and calculate densification limits in urban areas to recent local planning experience, the regional master plans at Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Identifies areas to be developed or densified, areas for cultural and environmental preservation, land suitable for social housing projects, and for the allocation and implementation of the planning directories and instruments of Brazilian City Statute. Combination of variables was used to build up...