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Modeling Cities and Regions As Complex SystemsFrom Theory to Planning Applications$
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Roger White, Guy Engelen, and Inge Uljee

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780262029568

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262029568.001.0001

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The Bigger Picture: Integrated Multiscale Models

The Bigger Picture: Integrated Multiscale Models

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(p.141) 7 The Bigger Picture: Integrated Multiscale Models
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Modeling Cities and Regions As Complex Systems
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Roger White

Guy Engelen

Inge Uljee

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262029568.003.0007

Spatial structure is the result of locational decisions reflecting criteria operating at a variety of scales. Thus the CA land use model is augmented with a regionalized, spatial interaction based dynamic model of population and employment that captures spatial processes operating at intermediate scales. The model is structurally very similar to typical transportation models, but with output representing yearly migrations of activity rather than hourly flows. The regional activity totals generated by the model are translated into cell demands for the various land uses, so the CA is now constrained regionally rather than globally. This integrated multiscale model continues to be linked interactively to demographic, economic and other relevant models. For some applications a transportation model is included in order to produce a high-resolution LUTI (Land Use – Transportation Interaction) model. Applications to Dublin (including one for wastewater treatment infrastructure planning) The Netherlands, Puerto Rico, and New Zealand are discussed.

Keywords:   Regional model, Integrated multiscale model, Transportation model, LUTI, Wastewater treatment infrastructure, Dublin, The Netherlands, Puerto Rico, New Zealand

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