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Assessing the Impact of Individual Attitude towards Otherness on the Structure of Urban Residential Space : A Multi-actor Model
Title of the book
Computational Science and its Applications ? ICCSA 2009
Address of publication
Berlin / Heidelberg
Gervasi O., Taniar D., Murgante B., Laganà A., Mun Y., Gavrilova M.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
One of the main challenges of today?s analyticalgeography is the back-linking of observed phenomena toindividual actions, as not determined by individuals?structural situation in a one-goal society but by theirvery choice of spatial goals, i.e. by what shall becalled individuals? actor-dimension. In this paper wepresent an actor-based model of urban residentialmobility. Results show that public policies in urbandevelopment must take into account and act on thisactor-dimension if they are not to obtain effectsopposite to their aims.
actor-based modeling, urban development, residential space , theory of action
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