Urban Dynamics Simulation Considering the Allocation of a Facility for Stopped Off

  • Hideyuki NagaiEmail author
  • Setsuya Kurahashi
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 528)


In this paper, we propose an agent-based urban model in which the relationship between a central urban area and a suburban area is expressed simply. Allocation and bustle of a public facility where residents stop off in daily life are implemented in the model. We clarify that transportation selection and residence selection of residents make an effect to change the urban structure and environment. We also discuss how a compact urban structure and a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions are achieved with urban development policies and improvements on attractiveness of the facility for pedestrians and cyclists. In addition, we conduct an experiment of the exclusion of cars from the center of the city. The experimental results confirmed that the automobile control measure would be effective in decreasing the use of automobiles along with a compact urban structure.


Compact city Urban sprawl Household relocation Facility location problem Traffic policy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Risk EngineeringGraduate School of Systems and Information Engineering, University of TsukubaTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of System ManagementUniversity of TsukubaTokyoJapan

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