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DOI 10.18564/jasss.1875
Title (Primary) ABMland - a tool for agent-based model development on urban land use change
Author Schwarz, N.; Kahlenberg, D.; Haase, D.; Seppelt, R.
Source Titel JASSS-The Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation
Year 2012
Department CLE
Volume 15
Issue 2
Page From art. 8
Language englisch
Keywords Agent-Based Modelling; Urban; Land Use; Repast

Modelling urban land use change can foster understanding of underlying processes and is increasingly realized using agent-based models (ABM) as they allow for explicitly coding land management decisions. However, urban land use change is the result of interactions of a variety of individuals as well as organisations. Thus, simulation models on urban land use need to include a diversity of agent types which in turn leads to complex interactions and coding process. This paper presents the new ABMland tool which can help in this process: It is software for developing agent-based models for urban land use change within a spatially explicit and joint environment. ABMland allows for implementing agent-based models and parallel model development while simplifying the coding process. Six major agent types are already included as coupled models: residents, planners, infrastructure providers, businesses, developers and lobbyists. Their interactions are pre-defined and ensure valid communication during the simulation. The software is implemented in Java building upon Repast Simphony and other libraries.
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Schwarz, N., Kahlenberg, D., Haase, D., Seppelt, R. (2012):
ABMland - a tool for agent-based model development on urban land use change
JASSS 15 (2), art. 8 10.18564/jasss.1875