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Agent-based modeling in geographical systems
Heppenstall, Alison School of Geography, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.
Crooks, Andrew Department of Computational and Data Sciences, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.
- Geographical systems
- Agent-based modeling
- Limitations of ABM
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
How will rapid urbanization affect how cities develop sustainably in the future? What are the best interventions for reducing crime rates in an area? Can we balance human resource requirements with environmental preservation? These are not trivial questions. Any attempt to answer them requires an understanding of how the different processes and dynamics governing geographical systems fit together. Perhaps one of the most important aspects that we need to be able to understand and simulate is the role of individuals and the impact that their decisions have in space and time.
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