9th - 13th August 2010
Dr. Andrew Crooks (email@example.com) Blog: GIS & Agent-based modeling
Description: These short lectures will introduce researchers to the use of agent-based techniques to model various aspects of Human-Environment Interactions. Emphasis will be placed on the notion that our ''world is constantly changing through time and across geographical scales where activities and features change from the split second decision involving local movements such as people walking, the development of land over months and years, to the migration of peoples over decades. We will cover applications ranging across the spectrum of urban systems, from pedestrian modeling, traffic simulation, and residential dynamics to that to urban growth models of cities and regions.
In this series of lectures I will introduce how one can combine
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and agent-based modeling (ABM) to
explore a range of topics from that of the micro-movement of pedestrians
to the growth of entire cities and regions. Specifically the classes