Micro-simulation of individual space-time behavior in urban environments: a new model and first experience

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Abstract

In this paper we propose a model to simulate activity-travel choice of individuals for a multi-week period, taking within-household interactions into account. The model is based on the needs-based framework that we developed in earlier work. This framework is based on the assumption that underlying the activities that individuals conduct in space and time is a limited set of universal needs. We show how this model can be specified and applied specifically to assess the utility individuals derive from their activities given long-term decisions of the household such as residential location, availability of transportation means and working hours. Thus, the model can be used as a component of a system for predicting long-term mobility decisions of households and impacts of these decisions on activity-travel behavior. We discuss results of simulations that illustrate the working and performance of the model.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM 2007) 11-13 July 2007, Iguassu Falls, Brasil
Editorsda Silva, A.N.R., de Souza, L.C.L.
Place of PublicationSão Carlos
PublisherEESC/USP
Pagespaper 29-1/24
ISBN (Print)978-85-85205-77-5
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Eventconference; CUPUM 2007, Iguassu Falls, Brasil; 2007-07-11; 2007-07-12 -
Duration: 11 Jul 200712 Jul 2007

Conference

Conferenceconference; CUPUM 2007, Iguassu Falls, Brasil; 2007-07-11; 2007-07-12
Period11/07/0712/07/07
OtherCUPUM 2007, Iguassu Falls, Brasil

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