April 27, 2012 12:00 - 1:00 pm
PSU Urban Center (SW 6th and Mill), Room 204
Presented by Liming Wang; free and open to the public
Applied integrated land use-transportation models are moving towards dynamic microsimulation approach. This approach allows better representation of heterogeneous agents and path dependence in urban system, larger range of possible policy scenario inputs, and greater flexibility in ways to examine modeling outcomes. Taking UrbanSim as an example, this talk presents the dynamic microsimulation approach in land use modeling, including its theoretical background, model structure, software architecture, data requirement, and policy scenario inputs and outcomes, as well as integration with a selection of various transportation models. Practical applications of UrbanSim and transportation models in the Puget Sound Region and the San Francisco Bay Area are provided to showcase integrated modeling system in operation. The talk concludes with an assessment of strength and weakness of dynamic microsimulation approach for integrated land use-transportation modeling.