SPM Modeling Framework


SCAG develops and applies state-of-the-art models, integrated into a comprehensive modeling and forecasting framework (see the chart below) to develop growth projections, travel forecasts, and emissions estimates to support the Region’s various planning programs.

Integrated Modeling and Forecasting Framework
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Within this integrated modeling and forecasting system, SPM serves as a conduit between local jurisdictions and key SCAG models by:

  • Delivering locally vetted data and plans to key SCAG models for the analysis of plan performances to ensure that regional plans are consistent with local data and policy inputs; and

  • Providing directional and order-of-magnitude impacts of local land use and policy decisions that will assist in the development of regional plans and associated scenario analysis.