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Integrated transport and land use models are an increasingly used tool for evaluation of urban policy and large scale projects. Although there is a well-built theoretical background supporting the existing models, there are few exhaustive descriptions of the methodological implications and implementation efforts behind these tools.This handbook describes the modeling effort, methodological contributions, and results of the SustainCity project. SustainCity, financed by the European Union, implemented integrated microsimulation models for European cities, generating a quantitative tool for policy evaluation, specially focused on sustainability issues. The book describes the implementation of an improved, UrbanSim-based platform for three European cities: Brussels, Paris, and Zu¨rich. The analysis is focused on the methodological contributions that resulted from the modeling effort and the practical aspects of microsimulation models as policy evaluation tools.


  • Contents
  • 1 SustainCity: Overview and introduction
  • I Introduction – 2 Agent-based land use transport interaction modeling: state of the art – 3 Microsimulation for land use modeling: implementation challenges – 4 Spatial challenges in the estimations of LUTI models: some lessons from the SustainCity project
  • II Modeling and methodological contributions – 5 Methodologies for synthesizing populations – 6 Simulation based generation of a synthetic population for Brussels – 7 Agent-based microsimulation of population dynamics – 8 Modeling real estate investment decisions in households – 9 Intra-household decision models of residential and job location – 10 A real estate development model with heterogeneous agents – 11 Modeling the life-cycle of rms and its eect on relocation choice – 12 Econometric methods for land use microsimulation – 13 Spatial issues in econometric analyses: a hedonic estimation of rents in Brussels – 14 Incorporating equilibrium aspects in microsimulation models – 15 Indicators of sustainable development for microsimulation models
  • III Integration of Transport and Land Use Models – 16 Agile modeling: adapting UrbanSim to the European context using the Open Platform for Urban Simulation – 17 Integration of agent-based transport and land use models – 18 Integration of dynamic transport models and agent-based land use models
  • IV Case studies – 19 Integrated land use and transport microsimulation for Brussels – 20 Application of UrbanSim in Paris (Ile-de-France) – 21 Land use and transport microsimulation in the canton of Zürich using UrbanSim
  • V Conclusion – 22 Future challenges in transport and land use modeling
  • Bibliography
  • Index


Publisher: EPFL Press English Imprint

Collection: Urbanism

Published: 6 february 2015

Edition: 1st edition

Media: Book

Pages count Book: 604

Format (in mm) Book: 160 x 240

Weight (in grammes): 1170

Language(s): English

EAN13 Book: 9782940222728

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