Originally published in 1990, this work analyses the use of contemporary computer models to simulate urban systems. The work deals with the two significant traditions of model-building: firstly the building of integrated models following the seminal research of Lowry first published in 1964, but with relatively simple submodels; and secondly, intensive research on particular submodels with a variety of techniques. This volume constructs a model-building exercise which integrates the two traditions: an integrated model (in a modular form with alternative components) using the most advanced submodels. The book concludes with a presentation of an example of an operational model of this type.
1. Introduction 2. General economic principles for building comprehensive urban models 3. Approaches to stock dynamics based on spatial interaction models 4. Master equations 5. Stochastic processes 6. The elements for an integrated approach 7. Housing 1: A dynamic economic model of the regulated housing market 8. Housing 2: A master equation approach 9. Housing 3: A stochastic assignment approach 10. Services 1: A spatial-interaction-dynamic approach 11. Services 2: A master equation approach 12. The land market in economic urban models 13. Labour market 1: an economic model 14. Labour market 2: A master equation approach 15. Labour market 3: A stochastic assignment approach 16. Transport 17.The first example of an integrated operational model