(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Market impacts on land-use change : an agent-based experiment

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SUN S. (1) ; PARKER D.C. (2) ; HUANG Q. (3) ; FILATOVA T. (4) ; ROBINSON D.T. (5) ; RIOLO R.L. (6) ; HUTCHINS M (7) ; BROWN D.G. (7) ;
(1) Institute on the Environment, Univ. of Minnesota, Rochester, ETATS-UNIS
(2) School of Planning, Univ., Waterloo, CANADA
(3) CHESS, State Key Laboratory of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology, Normal Univ., Beijing, CHINE
(4) Center for Studies in Technology and Sustainable Development, Univ., Twente, PAYS-BAS
(5) Dept. of Geography and Environmental Management, Univ. Ontario, Waterloo, CANADA
(6) Center for the Study of Complex Systems, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, ETATS-UNIS
(7) School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, ETATS-UNIS


This article examines the effects of the level of detail of market representation using an abstract, agent-based model of land-use change. This research confirms that budget constraints can considerably reduce the projected quantity of land-use change. The effects of competitive bidding, however, are more complex and depend on buyers’ budgets, their relative preferences for proximity versus open-space amenities, and the size of neighborhoods. Because of the strong effects of market elements on resulting patterns, adequate representation of the structure of markets is important for capturing and characterizing the complexity inherent in coupled human–environment systems


Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 104, no3 [pp. 460-484]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 7 tabl.




Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00045608.2014.892338

Tous droits réservés © Prodig - Bibliographie Géographique Internationale (BGI), 2014
Refdoc record number (ud4) : 28424307 : Permanent link - XML version
Powered by Pxxo