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The Future of Urban Modelling

Wilson, A; (2018) The Future of Urban Modelling. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy 10.1007/s12061-018-9258-6. Green open access

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Abstract

The future of urban modelling is viewed first against a background of its fifty-decade history. The effects of increased computing power and the availability of new data sources are explored, particularly through a wider range of scales and applications – illustrated by global scales and applications as wide-ranging as defence and security and history and archaeology. The challenges of making models fully dynamic are articulated along with a recent development which introduces uncertainty into dynamic urban models through a potential function. Finally, the potential for more effective deployment of models in city planning is shown with a system that combines data assembly, modelling and interactive planning.

Type: Article
Title: The Future of Urban Modelling
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s12061-018-9258-6
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12061-018-9258-6
Language: English
Additional information: © The Author(s) 2018. Open Access: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
Keywords: Urban modelling, Dynamics, Defence, History, City planning
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10054286
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