A Heuristic Method for Land-Use Plan Generation in Planning Support Systems

T.A. Arentze, A.W.J. Borgers, H.J.P. Timmermans

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Abstract

Existing land-use allocation methods assume that the suitability of a spatial distribution of land-uses can be measured as the sum of suitability scores across parcels. Although this may be plausible for some land-uses, facilities such as retailing, schools, medical services, etc., intend to serve the needs of a local population and should be evaluated at the level of a facility network, instead. The purpose of the present paper is to develop a method that combines a suitable heuristic for facility-location planning with an existing mechanism for land-use allocation, to solve this shortcoming of existing models. In specific, the proposed method combines the interchange heuristic for locating facilities and a swapping heuristic for area-type land-use allocation in a multiagent framework. A case study shows that the method generates plausible land-use plans in reasonable computation time.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Design & Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning
EditorsJ.P. Leeuwen, van, H.J.P. Timmermans
Place of PublicationEindhoven, NL
PublisherEindhoven University of Technology
Pages135-151
ISBN (Print)978-90-386-1756-5
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventInternational Conference on Innovations in Design & Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning), July 4-7, 2006, Heeze, The Netherlands - Heeze, Netherlands
Duration: 4 Jul 20067 Jul 2006

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Innovations in Design & Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning), July 4-7, 2006, Heeze, The Netherlands
CountryNetherlands
CityHeeze
Period4/07/067/07/06
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