CAST – City analysis simulation tool: an integrated model of land use, population, transport and economics

Lubo Jankovic, Bill Hopwood, Zaid Alwan

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Abstract

The paper reports on research into city modelling based on principles of Science of Complexity. It focuses on integration of major processes in cities, such as economics, land use, transport and population movement. This is achieved using an extended Cellular Automata model, which allows cells to form networks, and operate on individual financial budgets. There are 22 cell types with individual processes in them. The formation of networks is based on supply and demand mechanisms for products, skills, accommodation, and services. Demand for transport is obtained as an emergent property of the system resulting from the network connectivity and relevant economic mechanisms. Population movement is a consequence of mechanisms in the housing and skill markets. Income and expenditure of cells are self-regulated through market mechanisms and changing patterns of land use are a consequence of collective interaction of all mechanisms in the model, which are integrated through emergence.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2005
EventComputers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM) 2005 - London
Duration: 29 Jun 2005 → …

Conference

ConferenceComputers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM) 2005
Period29/06/05 → …

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