Types of Computer Models in Spatial Planning

Elżbieta Litwińska


The complex nature of cities and regions need proper tools to explain how a particular phenomenon comes about or to help in building plans. Such a tool is a computer model that is able to simulate different aspects of processes occuring both in urban areas and in regions. The first attempt to apply computer modeling was in the 1960s. The aim of the paper is presentation the following types of models: transport-allocation models, cellular automata, multi-agent models and models related to Geographic Information Systems (GIS).


computer model ; spatial planning ; Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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