Integrated land use/transport models are widely used to analyze the impact of policy scenarios, infrastructure investments and global trends in a simulation environment. Integrating transport with land use models allows representing the land use/transport feedback cycle in both directions. Only the integration of transport with land use models allows the realistic representation of this feedback cycle in a simulation environment. While most existing approaches attempt to represent individual behavior with highly aggregated solutions, a microscopic transport model (MATSim) will be integrated with a microscopic land use model (SILO) in this research. For the first time, this integration will be accomplished entirely based on the exchange of microscopic data at the individual level. This integration is expected to represent more efficiently and more realistically the impact of travel times and congestion on household location choice and travel behavior. The integrated MATSim/SILO modeling suite will be implemented in four study areas will, which help develop universally valid and transferable solutions.
DFG: German Research Foundation
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