In this course you will learn to construct and apply models in order to simulate urban systems. These are key in the development of smart cities technologies. You will learn different approaches, such as land-use transport interaction models, cellular automata, agent-based modelling, etc., and realise how these are fashioned into tools that are applicable in planning support systems, and how they are linked to big data and integrated data systems. These models will be considered at different time scales, such as short-term modelling, e.g. diurnal patterns in cities, and long term models for exploring change through strategic planning.
This class runs during term two, for three hours per week.
Assessment is by coursework (2,500 – 3,000 words).
The indicative reading list for this module can be viewed at Urban Simulation reading list