Procedural modeling of urban layout: population, land use, and road network

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

11 Citations (Scopus)
326 Downloads (Pure)


This paper introduces an urban simulation system generating urban layouts with population, road network and land use layers. The desired urban spatial structure is obtained by generating a population map based on population density models. The road network is generated at two spatial levels corresponding to the road hierarchy. The land use allocation is based on the What If? allocation model. The expected results are urban layouts suitable for academic scenario analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3333-3342
Number of pages10
JournalTransportation Research Procedia
Early online date2016
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event14th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR 2016), 10-15 July 2016, Shanghai, China - Shanghai, China
Duration: 10 Jul 201615 Jul 2016


  • land use
  • population
  • procedural modelling
  • road network
  • urban simulation


Dive into the research topics of 'Procedural modeling of urban layout: population, land use, and road network'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this