Presentations / Resources


The Neighborhood Impact of Industrial Blight: A Path Analysis Presentation

Urban Affairs Association, 50th Annual Conference
Washington, DC | April 12 -14, 2022. See also Article

Advanced GIS Technology and Smart Growth Drivers: A MetaThematic Framework (2018) National Center for Smart Growth, and Montgomery County Planning Department, Makeover Montgomery4, Silver Spring MD, May 9-11.

Reza Banai

Sustainability of Suburban Retailing: Commercial Nodes and Ribbons in the Twenty-First Century  (2011) Makeover Montgomery National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education, Montgomery County Planning Department/ Urban Studies and Planning Program at the University of Maryland, Silver Spring MD April 14-16

The Geography of Industrial  Blight: Neglected Options for Sustainable Urban Revitalization (2018) Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, San Antonia TX, 65th Annual Meeting November 7-10                                          See Presentation

A Methodology for The Image of the City  (1999)
Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 26:133-144 Abstract                                                                       Questionnaire

CSX Corridor: Ride, Walk or Bike: A Multi-Modal Regional Mobility Option for Sustainable Memphis and Shelby County      See Proposal

Transit Station Area Land Use/Site Assessment with Multiple Criteria: An Integrated GIS-Expert System Prototype (2000) See Abstract

Click on the following links for Overview, Documentation, Pairwise Comparison/ Ratings/Alternatives executable files, and Join Script: 

Overview of Software Architecture

Documentation for AHP- GIS INTEGRATION/ INTERFACE (Includes both Expert Choice and AHP C++)

AHPHierarchy (Zip File–Executable)

Note: Select run.txt file when prompted for path information.

AHPHierarchyCode (Zip File–Source Code)

Comments and suggestions regarding source code are welcome.

Join Script (Avenue Script)

Join Script Path Name (Text file)

Thinking Holistically about Urban and Regional Planning

View Presentation     PDF Part I

View Presentation     PDF Part II



Department of City and Regional Planning, School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, University of Memphis