Agent Behaviour Issues Arising with Urban System Micro-Simulation

  • J.D. Hunt University of Calgary


A large co-ordinated program of work is underway exploring techniques for integrated land
use transport modelling, including elements of agent-based micro-simulation. The intention
is to demonstrate the practical viability of these techniques and help provide guidance in
their further development and use in policy analysis considering transport policy and the
impacts of transport on society. This has given rise to a number of questions about the nature
of the behaviour of the agents being considered (including people, households, business
establishments and developers) and about potential methods for implementing practical
representations of this behaviour. This paper describes the modelling system and techniques
being considered, and sets out some of the questions about behaviour and its representation
that have arisen together with some of the more promising ideas and approaches being
considered for addressing these questions.

How to Cite
HUNT, J.D.. Agent Behaviour Issues Arising with Urban System Micro-Simulation. European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 4, sep. 2002. ISSN 1567-7141. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 21 apr. 2019.