Simulation of firms to discover planning policies reducing urban sprawl of jobs

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Abstract

This paper presents a simulation model that analyses alternative strategies for limiting the suburbanization of employment. It applies microsimulation by representing every business individually. The model was implemented in the urban region of Dortmund in Germany. Zoning, transportation and tax-related policies are tested and compared to estimate their likely success in fostering a sustainable land use development. The analyses reveal that a regionally coordinated approach would be the most successful policy option for reducing the urban sprawl of employment. Benefits and drawback of using microsimulation for business modelling are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 10th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management, CUPUM 2007
PublisherUtrecht University
Pages1-21
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9788585205775
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management, CUPUM 2007 - Iguassu Falls, PR, Brazil
Duration: 11 Jul 200713 Jul 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of 10th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management, CUPUM 2007

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management, CUPUM 2007
Country/TerritoryBrazil
CityIguassu Falls, PR
Period11/07/0713/07/07

Keywords

  • Businesses
  • Employment
  • Firms
  • Integrated modelling
  • Micro data
  • Microsimulation

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