Manhan Group, LLC is a leading provider of model development services related to Cube Land, a popular land use forecasting model commercially distributed by Bentley Systems. Principal and Founder Colby Brown has developed over a dozen Cube Land models for American regional planning agencies during the course of the past decade.
Cube Land is based upon the acclaimed bid-rent framework of Dr. Francisco Martinez and colleagues at the University of Chile in Santiago, originally developed as the MUSSA land use model for the city of Santiago, Chile. You can read about their framework in any of the many peer-reviewed articles that have been published by academic journals (such as this one).
An open-source version of the framework is available, originally developed for use in scenario planning applications. Contact us if you are interested in developing a custom solution based upon this stack.