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A spatial microsimulation model with student agents

Wu, B. M.; Birkin, M. H. and Rees, P. H. (2008). A spatial microsimulation model with student agents. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 32(6) pp. 440–453.

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2008.09....
DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2008.09.013
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Abstract

In this paper, we present a dynamic simulation model which projects the future population of the city of Leeds as a basis for policy analysis and scenario planning. We argue that microsimulation modelling is not entirely effective in the representation of student populations. Alternative approaches using both spatial interaction models and student agents are presented and evaluated. The results from the agent-based model are found to be particularly encouraging. We suggest that agent-based modelling and microsimulation are powerful as complementary technologies for individual-based modelling.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2008 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN: 0198-9715
Keywords: spatial microsimulation; agent-based model; spatial interaction model; migration; urban planning; policy scenario
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Development
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 45640
Depositing User: Belinda Wu
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2016 16:04
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:48
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/45640
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