Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Advisor

Hanna Maoh


Land use planning, Civil engineering, Transportation planning




A study of non-residential land use in the Windsor, Ontario CMA was undertaken to examine possible local implications from construction of the Windsor-Essex Parkway. Two distinct model types were employed. The first consisted of price regressions for industrial, vacant, commercial, office, retail, restaurant, and plaza properties. The second set studied the discrete choice of land use types within commercial and industrial zoning. The commercial logit model had four alternatives: office, retail, restaurant, and other. The industrial logit model had three alternatives: warehouse, factory, and other. The results obtained from these models provide a useful account of interacting land use processes that can inform future transportation and land use policies. Moreover, the empirical analysis is particularly valuable given the larger amount of research into residential land use compared to non-residential. Finally, the models may be useful in the future as part of a more complex integrated urban model.