The land use and transportation model developed for the Tehran region, Iran, unlike most models, seems to meet the needs of the real world of professional and political planning in that it was completed in seven to eight months at a maximum cost of $150,000; while models for most cities have cost millions of dollars and have taken two to three years to complete. The Tehran program was divided into two parts: phase one for development and calibration of the model and phase two for the testing of existing and proposed policies and programs. The model contains three interdependent components: the regional growth submodel, which predicts the growth of economic and residential activities for the region as a whole; the land use submodel, which predicts the locations of these activities within zones and regions; and the transport submodel, which predicts the travel between zones and activities. In addition to being pleased about its completion in record time at the lowest possible cost, the authors are convinced that the Tehran model is a useful and important tool to aid in the planning process and to develop and test various policies affecting growth and development.

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  • Accession Number: 00193390
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 26 1981 12:00AM