Fang Ren, Ph.D.
Douglas M. Flewelling, Ph.D.
Russell Weaver, Ph.D.
With expanding urban population and growing need for various services, city governments and local organizations are looking for effective uses of city spaces. The City of Redlands wants to improve their use of vacant locations and provide better services to the local residents. In particular, the City of Redlands wants to apply mixed land use on the old Redlands Mall location that has been closed down. A comparative suitability analysis is conducted in a GIS to the site and surrounding areas to provide evidence to the client and the decision makers. Various factors, including schools, libraries, parks, hospitals, population density, and crime rate, are taken into consideration. The analysis results have a significant policy implication for the City of Redlands.
Alharbi, B. S. (2013). Creating a Vibrant Place for the City of Redlands Assessing the Suitability of an Abandoned Downtown Space for Mixed Use Development (Master's thesis, University of Redlands). Retrieved from http://inspire.redlands.edu/gis_gradproj/198