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Sustainability 2010, 2(7), 2253-2278; doi:10.3390/su2072253

A Multi-Agent Planning Support-System for Assessing Externalities of Urban Form Scenarios: Results of Case Studies

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Urban Planning, P.O. Box 4045, Omer 84965, Israel
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Technical University Eindhoven, Den Dolech 2, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Received: 21 May 2010 / Revised: 9 June 2010 / Accepted: 8 July 2010 / Published: 19 July 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Land Use and Sustainability)
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The relationship between various planning-ideas and sustainability is described, using a dedicated multi-agent model and demonstrated by a case study. The analysis supports planning based on preferences and behavior of a target population. Two objectives are addressed: (1) Examine the effect of different planning ideas-scenarios on the development of the built-environment and, in particular, how different planning scenarios can contribute to a sustainable built environment, and (2) Demonstrate the relevancy of the multi-agent model as a tool for planning and evaluating planning alternatives. Four planning scenarios are included and three performance indicators measuring aspects of sustainability (accessibility, mobility, and viability) are employed in the analysis. View Full-Text
Keywords: urban planning; urban form; planning ideas; sustainable environment; planning tool; planning evaluation urban planning; urban form; planning ideas; sustainable environment; planning tool; planning evaluation
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Katoshevski-Cavari, R.; Arentze, T.; Timmermans, H. A Multi-Agent Planning Support-System for Assessing Externalities of Urban Form Scenarios: Results of Case Studies. Sustainability 2010, 2, 2253-2278.

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