Towards a generic multi-agent engine for the simulation of spatial behavioural processes : MASQUE/SwarmCity

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

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SwarmCity is being developed as a micro-simulation model, simulating the location-choice behaviour of a population of households, retailers, firms, developers, etc. reacting to an urban plan. The focus of SwarmCity lies -in a first phase- on the decision-making procedures of households, conceptualised as a series of three processes: awakening, search and choice. The methodology used to implement these processes makes use of life-time utility and decision-analysis trees. The final model should work as a scenario-analysis tool, allowing planners, developers, retailers and municipalities to test intervention-proposals, to evaluate legislations, to measure the attractiveness of services, to quantify residential mobility, etc. This paper illustrates the state of the art in household location-choice modelling and introduces a first attempt in developing a conceptual framework.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelRecent Advances in Design and Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban
RedacteurenJ.P. Leeuwen, van, H.J.P. Timmermans
UitgeverijKluwer Academic Publishers
ISBN van geprinte versie978-1-4020-2409-2
StatusGepubliceerd - 2004


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