LA 511 - Land Planning Analysis

Rural development analysis and planning proposal for the Eugene-Springfield Metro Region.

The proposal overlaid multiple political, social, economic and environmental conditions to suggest highest and best land uses. It was a map and data-driven approach to regional land planning which suggested the more the overlays, the better.

Predated CAD, all maps were hand drawn on clear mylar with ZipATone lettering and printed with a USSGS base map copied onto frosted mylar.

In addition to delineation, I coordinated the purchase, process and production printing of the 50 map effort for the class.

Aquifers, Aquifer Recharge Areas, Floodplains and Ponding, Geology, Hydrologic Groups, Landforms, Surface Water, Woodlands

Led to assessment of Agricultural Suitability, Building Suitability, Septic Tank Suitability.

Led to Highest Economic use. It's cheaper to build rural houses on flat, well-drained valley soils than steep, clay hillsides - hence predict where regional housing would go.


Role: Undergraduate Student

Course: LA 511 - Land Planning Analysis

Setting: University of Oregon

Location: Eugene, Oregon

Year: 1979

Media: India ink and ZipATone on clear and frosted mylar