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The integrated dynamic land use and transport model MARS

Pfaffenbichler, P., Emberger, G. and Shepherd, S. (2008) The integrated dynamic land use and transport model MARS. Networks and Spatial Economics, Online. ISSN 1566-113X

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Cities worldwide face problems like congestion or outward migration of businesses. The involved transport and land use interactions require innovative tools. The dynamic Land Use and Transport Interaction model MARS (Metropolitan Activity Relocation Simulator) is part of a structured decision making process. Cities are seen as self organizing systems. MARS uses Causal Loop Diagrams from Systems Dynamics to explain cause and effect relations. MARS has been benchmarked against other published models. A user friendly interface has been developed to support decision makers. Its usefulness was tested through workshops in Asia. This paper describes the basis, capabilities and uses of MARS.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright held by Springer verlag. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com. This version had been uploaded with their permission.
Keywords: land use, transport, dynamic modelling, decision making, public participation
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Environment (Leeds) > Institute for Transport Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Adrian May
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2008 09:49
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2016 13:53
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11067-007-9050-7
Status: Published
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1007/s11067-007-9050-7
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/3691

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