Simulation of Urban Growth
How can I simulate Urban growth and land use /land cover change for cities built from scratch?
You can use CA-MARKOV Approach to predict the future urban development surface if the land is flat or plain terrain. For that, you have to generate a future suitable probable surface based on current year using AHP (MCDM) techniques. Thus you can create a base map and a projected map of the same year. In this way you can predict upward trends of urban growth