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Integrating urban form and demographics in water-demand management: an empirical case study of Portland, Oregon

TitleIntegrating urban form and demographics in water-demand management: an empirical case study of Portland, Oregon
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsShandas, V, Hossein Parandvash G
Volume37
Issue1
Pagination112 - 128
Date Published2010
Abstract

Theories of water-resource management suggest that water demand is mediated by three interacting factors: technological innovations, pricing structures, and individual behaviors and demographics. While these factors provide useful insights for ongoing water conservation strategies, such as outreach and education campaigns, pricing schemes, and incentives aimed at residential developments, few studies examine the relationship between land-use planning and water demand. This paper reports the results of a study on land-use zoning and development-induced water consumption in Portland, Oregon. We used a geographic information system to integrate land-use records, water-consumption data, sociodemographics, and property tax information for over 122

URLhttp://web.pdx.edu/~vshandas/Shandas_EPB2010.pdf