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Sustainability 2010, 2(7), 2253-2278; doi:10.3390/su2072253
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A Multi-Agent Planning Support-System for Assessing Externalities of Urban Form Scenarios: Results of Case Studies

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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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Abstract

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.
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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