(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Modelling urban expansion using a multi agent-based model in the city of Changsha

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ZHANG H. (1) ; ZENG Y. (1) ; BIAN L. (2) ; YU X. (3) ;
(1) School of Info-Physics and Geomatics Engineering, Central South Univ., Changsha, CHINE
(2) Dep. of Geography, State Univ. of New York, Buffalo, ETATS-UNIS
(3) South China Inst. of Environmental Sciences, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Guangzhou, CHINE


The AA. have built up a set of spatial-temporal land resource allocation rules and developed a dynamic urban expansion model based on a multi-agent system, which can simulate the interaction among different agents, such as residents, peasants, and governments. This model is applied to simulate urban expansion process taking Changsha City as a study area. The results show that this model can not only reflect basic characteristics of urban expansion, but also help explain the reasons for urban expansion process and understand the effect of agents' behavior on the expansion process, and provide insights into the causing factors behind the expansion


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2010, vol. 20, no4 [pp. 540-556]

Bibliographic references : 34 ref.

Collation : 3 fig., 6 tabl.



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