Geosimulation: automata-based modeling of urban phenomena

Itzhak Benenson*, Paul M. Torrens

*Corresponding author for this work

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Geosimulation is hailed as 'the next big thing' in geographic modelling for urban studies. This book presents readers with an overview of this new and innovative field by introducing the spatial modelling environment and describing the latest research and development using cellular automata and multi-agent systems. Extensive case studies and working code is available from an associated website which demonstrate the technicalities of geosimulation, and provide readers with the tools to carry out their own modelling and testing. The first book to treat urban geosimulation explicitly, integrating socio-economic and environmental modelling approaches. Provides the reader with a sound theoretical base in the science of geosimulation as well as applied material on the construction of geosimulation models. Cross-references to an author-maintained associated website with downloadable working code for readers to apply the models presented in the book.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHoboken, NJ
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Number of pages287
ISBN (Electronic)0470020989, 0470020997, 1280554312, 9786610554317, 9780470020999
ISBN (Print)0470843497, 9780470843499
StatePublished - 2004

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Urban geography -- Computer simulation
  • Urban geography -- Simulation methods


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