Publications related to SLEUTH

1996. Clarke, K. C., Hoppen, S., and Gaydos, L. J., Methods And Techniques for Rigorous Calibration of a Cellular Automaton Model of Urban Growth, Third International Conference/Workshop on Integrating GIS and Environmental Modeling; 1996 Jan 21-25; Santa Fe, New Mexico.


1997. Clarke, K. C, Gaydos, L., and Hoppen, S., A self-modifying cellular automaton model of historical urbanization in the San Francisco Bay area. Environment and Planning B 24: 247-261


1998. Clarke, K. C., and Gaydos, L. J., Loose-coupling a cellular automaton model and GIS: long-term urban
growth prediction for San Francisco and Washington/Baltimore, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 12(7), 699-714


2000. Candau, J., Calibrating a cellular automaton model of urban growth in a timely manner. In Parks B O, Clarke K C, and Crane M P (eds.) Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Integrating Geographic Information Systems and Environmental Modeling: Problems, Prospects, and Needs for Research, Banff, Alberta. Boulder, CO, University of Colorado, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science: CD-ROM


2002. Silva, E.A., and Clarke, K. C., Calibration of the SLEUTH urban growth model for Lisbon and Porto, Portugal, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 26, 525–552


2004. Dietzel, C., & Clarke, K. C., Replication of spatio-temporal land use patterns at three levels of aggregation by an urban cellular automata. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3304, 523–532

2004. Dietzel C K and Clarke K. C., Spatial differences in multi-resolution urban automata modeling. Transactions in GIS, 8: 479–492.


2006. Dietzel, C., and Clarke, K. C., Decreasing Computational Time of Urban Cellular Automata Through Model Portability, Geoinformatica, 10, 197–211

2006. Dietzel, C., and Clarke, K. C.,The effect of disaggregating land use categories in cellular automata during model calibration and forecasting, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Volume 30, Issue 1, January 2006, Pages 78-101.


2007. Clarke, K. C, Gazulis, N, Dietzel, C. K. and Goldstein, N. C., A decade of SLEUTHing: Lessons learned from applications of a cellular automaton land use change model. Chapter 16 in Fisher, P. (ed) Classics from IJGIS. Twenty Years of the International Journal of Geographical Information Systems and Science. Taylor and Francis, CRC. Boca Raton, FL. pp. 413-425.

2007. Dietzel, C., and Clarke, K. C., Toward Optimal Calibration of the SLEUTH Land Use Change Model, Transactions in GIS, 11(1): 29–45


2008. Clarke, K.C., A Decade of Cellular Urban Modeling with SLEUTH: Unresolved Issues and Problems, Ch. 3 in Planning Support Systems for Cities and Regions (Ed. Brail, R. K., Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, MA, pp 47-60


2010. Jantz, C. A., Goetz, S. J., Donato,, D., and Claggett, P., Designing and implementing a regional urban modeling system using the SLEUTH cellular urban model, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 34 (2010) 1–16.

2010. Guan, Q., and Clarke, K. C., A general-purpose parallel raster processing programming library test application using a geographic cellular automata model, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Volume 24, Issue 5, May 2010 , pages 695 - 722


2014. Neda Bihamta & Alireza Soffianian & Sima Fakheran & Mehdi Gholamalifard, Using the SLEUTH Urban Growth Model to Simulate Future Urban Expansion of the Isfahan Metropolitan Area, Iran, Indian Society of Remote Sensing, DOI 10.1007/s12524-014-0402-8


2016. ChengHe Guan , Peter G. Rowe, Should big cities grow? Scenario-based cellular automata urban growth modeling and policy applications, 226-5856/ © 2017 Zhejiang University and Chinese Association of Urban Management. Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (


2016. Sakieh, Y., & Salmanmahiny, A., Treating a cancerous landscape: Implications from medical sciences for urban and landscape planning in a developing region, Habitat International (2016),