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DOI 10.1016/j.envsoft.2012.02.012
Title (Primary) Actors and factors in land-use simulation: The challenge of urban shrinkage
Author Haase, D.; Haase, A.; Kabisch, N.; Kabisch, S.; Rink, D.
Source Titel Environmental Modelling & Software
Year 2012
Department CLE; SUSOZ
Volume 35
Page From 92
Page To 103
Language englisch
Keywords Social simulation; Land-use modeling; Urban shrinkage; SD; CA; ABM
Abstract

Both modelers and social scientists attempt to find better explanations of complex urban systems. They include development paths, underlying driving forces and their expected impacts. So far, land-use research has predominantly focused on urban growth. However, new challenges have arisen since urban shrinkage entered the research agenda of the social and land-use sciences. Therefore, the focus of this paper is a twofold one: Using the example of urban shrinkage, we first discuss the capacity of existing land-use modeling approaches to integrate new social science knowledge in terms of land-use, demography and governance because social science models are indispensable for accurately explaining the processes behind shrinkage. Second, we discuss the combination of system dynamics (SD), cellular automata (CA) and agent-based model (ABM) approaches to cover the main characteristics, processes and patterns of urban shrinkage. Using Leipzig, Germany, as a case study, we provide the initial results of a joint SD-CA model and an ABM that both operationalize social science knowledge regarding urban shrinkage.
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=12226
Haase, D., Haase, A., Kabisch, N., Kabisch, S., Rink, D. (2012):
Actors and factors in land-use simulation: The challenge of urban shrinkage
Environ. Modell. Softw. 35 , 92 - 103