Integrated Transport and Land Use Modeling for Sustainable Cities

Integrated Transport and Land Use Modeling for Sustainable Cities

By: Michel Bierlaire (editor), Andre De Palma (editor), Ricardo Hurtubia (editor), Paul A. Waddell (editor)Hardback

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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 Zurich. 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.

About Author

Professor Michel Bierlaire, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland Professor Andre de Palma, Ecole Normale Superieure, Cachan, France Ricardo Hurtubia, Universidad de Chile, Chile. Professor Paul Waddell, University of California, Berkeley, USA


Part1 Introduction, 1. SustainCity: Overview and introduction (Paul Waddell, Andre de Palma, Michel Bierlaire, and Ricardo Hurtubia), 2. Agent-based land use transport interaction modeling: state of the art (Christof Zoellig Renner, Thomas W. Nicolai, and Kai Nagel), 3. Microsimulation for land use modeling: implementation challenges (Ricardo Hurtubia and Michel Bierlaire), 4. Spatial challenges in the estimations of LUTI models: some lessons from the SustainCity project (Isabelle Thomas, Camille Cotteels, Jonathan Jones, Alain Pholo Bala and Dominique Peeters), Part II Modeling and methodological contributions, 5. Methodologies for synthesizing populations (Bilal Farooq, Kirill Muuller, Michel Bierlaire, and Kay W. Axhausen), 6. Simulation based generation of a synthetic population for Brussels (Bilal Farooq, Ricardo Hurtubia, and Michel Bierlaire), 7. Agent-based microsimulation of population dynamics (Lorenzo Turci, Sophie Pennec, Laurent Toulemon, Arnaud Bringe, Rodolfo Baggio, and Elisabeth Morand), 8. Modeling real estate investment decisions in households (Andre de Palma, Matthieu de Lapparent, and Nathalie Picard), 9. Intra-household decision models of residential and job location (Nathalie Picard, Andre de Palma, and Ignacio A. Inoa), 10. A real estate development model with heterogeneous agents (Christof Zoellig Renner, and Kay W. Axhausen), 11. Modeling the life-cycle of firms and its effect on relocation choice (BR Bodenmann and KW Axhausen), 12. Econometric methods for land use microsimulation (Constantinos Antoniou, and Nathalie Picard), 13. Spatial issues in econometric analyses: a hedonic estimation of rents in Brussels (Alain Pholo Bala, Dominique Peeters, and Isabelle Thomas), 14. Incorporating equilibrium aspects in microsimulation models (Andre de Palma, Stef Proost, and Saskia van der Loo), 15. Indicators of sustainable development for microsimulation models (Stef Proost, Saskia Van der Loo, Constantinos Antoniou, and Dimitrios Efthymiou), Part III Integration of Transport and Land Use Models, 16. Agile modeling: adapting UrbanSim to the European context using the Open Platform for Urban Simulation (Paul Waddell, Liming Wang, Hana Sevcikova, and Alan Borning), 17. Integration of agent-based transport and land use models (Thomas W. Nicolai, Kai Nagel), 18. Integration of dynamic transport models and agent-based land use models (Andre de Palma, Mohammad Saifuzzaman, and Kiarash Motamedi), Part IV Case studies, 19. Integrated land use and transport microsimulation for Brussels (Ines Cabrita, Sylvie Gayda, Ricardo Hurtubia, Dimitrios Efthymiou, Isabelle Thomas, Dominique Peeters, Jonathan Jones, Camille Cotteels, Kai Nagel, Thomas Nicolai, and Daniel Roeder), 20. Application of UrbanSim in Paris (Ile-de-France) (Andre de Palma, Nathalie Picard, and Kiarash Motamedi), 21. Land use and transport microsimulation in the canton of Zurich using UrbanSim (Patrick M. Schirmer, Christof Zoellig Renner, Kirill Muller, and Kay W. Axhausen), Part V Conclusion, 22. Future challenges in transport and land use modelling (Andre de Palma, Michel Bierlaire, Ricardo Hurtubia, and Paul Waddell)

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  • ISBN13: 9780415729109
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9780415729109
  • weight: 1166
  • ISBN10: 0415729106

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