The State-of-the-Art in Building Residential Location Models

Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


This chapter provides an overview of the history of modelling residential location choice. Models of residential mobility typically have developed for illuminating the nature of location choice at different territorial scales or as part of an integrated model of land-use and transport. The latter tend to be more comprehensive in nature, though certain other investigations do consider interactions of location choice with other key decisions, such as work location.

Models presented in this book are described here briefly and are presented here according to three dimensions: theory and method, i.e. the modelling approach at the root of the model; categorisation of residential decision makers; and treatment of space, i.e. continuous, zoning or cells.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Transportation EngineeringUniversity of Naples Federico IINaplesItaly
  2. 2.Centre for Advanced Spatial AnalysisUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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