U4IA: Emerging urban futures and opportune repertoires of individual adaptation: program overview

Harry Timmermans, Theo Arentze, Sehnaz Cenani, Helen Ma, Aida Pontes De Aquino, Fariah Sharmeen, Dujuan Yang

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Abstract

This paper summarizes the goals and scope of a new large scale research project, funded by the EEC. The ultimate goal of this research project is to develop the first comprehensive model of dynamic activity-travel patterns in the world, expanding and integrating concepts and partial approaches that have been suggested over the last few years. Dynamics pertain to different time horizons. Long-term decisions such as demographic change, changing job or house may also prompt or force people to adapt their activity-travel patterns. Exogenously triggered change involves change in the urban and/or transportation environment and/or the larger socio-economic institutional contexts. It may be unplanned or planned (policies). The integrated multi-agent model will simulate the primary, secondary and higher order effects of such emerging urban futures on dynamic repertoires of activity-travel patterns. A multi-agent model will be build to capture these dynamics. In addition to the multi-agent model, the PhD/postdoc projects will result in improved understanding of the effects of various policies, based on a variety of statistical analyses, and in guidelines about the most effective (set of) policies in contributing to integrated urban sustainability, and in elaborated theory about spatial dynamic choice behaviour.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 10th International Conference on Design & Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning. DDSS2010
EditorsHarry J.P. Timmermans, Bauke de Vries
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherEindhoven University of Technology
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9789068141818
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event10th International Conference on Design and Decision Support Systems, (DDSS2010) - Evoluon, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 19 Jul 201022 Jul 2010
Conference number: 10

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Design and Decision Support Systems, (DDSS2010)
Abbreviated titleDDSS2010
CountryNetherlands
CityEindhoven
Period19/07/1022/07/10
Other10th International Conference om Design and Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning, TU/e Eindhoven, 19-22 July 2010

Keywords

  • Dynamic activity-travel behavior
  • Multi-agent model

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    Timmermans, H., Arentze, T., Cenani, S., Ma, H., Pontes De Aquino, A., Sharmeen, F., & Yang, D. (2010). U4IA: Emerging urban futures and opportune repertoires of individual adaptation: program overview. In H. J. P. Timmermans, & B. de Vries (Eds.), Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Design & Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning. DDSS2010 Eindhoven University of Technology.