A LUTI agent-based model of Lyon area: welfare analysis of some scenarios

We present an agent-based model grounded in the standard urban economics framework, using microeconomic interactions between heterogeneous agents who trade-off between housing costs and transport costs to access to job centers. This model is shown to reproduce the standard urban equilibrium with two income groups. Two job centers at various distances from each other are introduced, and the economic, social and environmental outcomes of these various polycentric spatial structures are presented. Then the model is calibrated on Lyon urban area. The results of the simulation show a good fit to observed density and a reasonably good but perfectible fit of simulated housing rent to observed rent.


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  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01530734
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 23 2014 12:54PM