Towards an agent-based simulation of housing in Urban beirut

Picascia, S. and Yorke-Smith, N. (2017) Towards an agent-based simulation of housing in Urban beirut. In: Namazi-Rad, M.-R., Padgham, L., Perez, P., Nagel, K. and Bazzan, A. (eds.) Agent Based Modelling of Urban Systems: First International Workshop, ABMUS 2016, Held in Conjunction with AAMAS, Singapore, Singapore, May 10, 2016, Revised, Selected, and Invited Papers. Series: Lecture notes in computer science (10051). Springer: Cham, pp. 3-20. ISBN 9783319519562 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-51957-9_1)

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Abstract

Advances in agent-based modelling have led to theoretically-grounded spatial agent models of urban dynamics, capturing the dynamics of population, property prices, and regeneration. We leverage our extant agent-based model founded on the rent-gap theory, as a lens to study the effect of sizeable refugee migration in an abstracted model of a densely-populated Mediterranean city. Our exploratory work provides the foundation for calibration with real data, and offers a step towards a tool for policy makers asking what-if questions about the urban environment in the context of migration.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Picascia, Dr Stefano
Authors: Picascia, S., and Yorke-Smith, N.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
Publisher:Springer
ISBN:9783319519562
Published Online:11 January 2017

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