Integrated transport and land use models are an increasingly used tool for evaluation of urban policy and large scale projects. Although there is a well-built theoretical background supporting the existing models, there are few exhaustive descriptions of the methodological implications and implementation efforts behind these tools.This handbook describes the modeling effort, methodological contributions, and results of the SustainCity project. SustainCity, financed by the European Union, implemented integrated microsimulation models for European cities, generating a quantitative tool for policy evaluation, specially focused on sustainability issues. The book describes the implementation of an improved, UrbanSim-based platform for three European cities: Brussels, Paris, and Zurich. The analysis is focused on the methodological contributions that resulted from the modeling effort and the practical aspects of microsimulation models as policy evaluation tools.
Part1 Introduction, 1. SustainCity: Overview and introduction (Paul Waddell, André de Palma, Michel Bierlaire, and Ricardo Hurtubia), 2. Agent-based land use transport interaction modeling: state of the art (Christof Zöllig Renner, Thomas W. Nicolai, and Kai Nagel), 3. Microsimulation for land use modeling: implementation challenges (Ricardo Hurtubia and Michel Bierlaire), 4. Spatial challenges in the estimations of LUTI models: some lessons from the SustainCity project (Isabelle Thomas, Camille Cotteels, Jonathan Jones, Alain Pholo Bala and Dominique Peeters), Part II Modeling and methodological contributions, 5. Methodologies for synthesizing populations (Bilal Farooq, Kirill Müuller, Michel Bierlaire, and Kay W. Axhausen), 6. Simulation based generation of a synthetic population for Brussels (Bilal Farooq, Ricardo Hurtubia, and Michel Bierlaire), 7. Agent-based microsimulation of population dynamics (Lorenzo Turci, Sophie Pennec, Laurent Toulemon, Arnaud Bringé, Rodolfo Baggio, and Elisabeth Morand), 8. Modeling real estate investment decisions in households (André de Palma, Matthieu de Lapparent, and Nathalie Picard), 9. Intra-household decision models of residential and job location (Nathalie Picard, André de Palma, and Ignacio A. Inoa), 10. A real estate development model with heterogeneous agents (Christof Zöllig Renner, and Kay W. Axhausen), 11. Modeling the life-cycle of firms and its effect on relocation choice (BR Bodenmann and KW Axhausen), 12. Econometric methods for land use microsimulation (Constantinos Antoniou, and Nathalie Picard), 13. Spatial issues in econometric analyses: a hedonic estimation of rents in Brussels (Alain Pholo Bala, Dominique Peeters, and Isabelle Thomas), 14. Incorporating equilibrium aspects in microsimulation models (André de Palma, Stef Proost, and Saskia van der Loo), 15. Indicators of sustainable development for microsimulation models (Stef Proost, Saskia Van der Loo, Constantinos Antoniou, and Dimitrios Efthymiou), Part III Integration of Transport and Land Use Models, 16. Agile modeling: adapting UrbanSim to the European context using the Open Platform for Urban Simulation (Paul Waddell, Liming Wang, Hana Ševčíková, and Alan Borning), 17. Integration of agent-based transport and land use models (Thomas W. Nicolai, Kai Nagel), 18. Integration of dynamic transport models and agent-based land use models (André de Palma, Mohammad Saifuzzaman, and Kiarash Motamedi), Part IV Case studies, 19. Integrated land use and transport microsimulation for Brussels (Inês Cabrita, Sylvie Gayda, Ricardo Hurtubia, Dimitrios Efthymiou, Isabelle Thomas, Dominique Peeters, Jonathan Jones, Camille Cotteels, Kai Nagel, Thomas Nicolai, and Daniel Röder), 20. Application of UrbanSim in Paris (Ile-de-France) (André de Palma, Nathalie Picard, and Kiarash Motamedi), 21. Land use and transport microsimulation in the canton of Zürich using UrbanSim (Patrick M. Schirmer, Christof Zöllig Renner, Kirill Müller, and Kay W. Axhausen), Part V Conclusion, 22. Future challenges in transport and land use modelling (André de Palma, Michel Bierlaire, Ricardo Hurtubia, and Paul Waddell)