Reference : Spatial configurations in a periurban city: a cellular automata-based microeconomic model
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Human geography & demography
Business & economic sciences : Special economic topics (health, labor, transportation…)
Spatial configurations in a periurban city: a cellular automata-based microeconomic model
Caruso, Geoffrey mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE) >]
Peeters, Dominique [> >]
Cavailhès, Jean [> >]
Rounsevell, Mark [> >]
Regional Science & Urban Economics
Elsevier Science
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
[en] Urban sprawl ; Open space ; Neighbourhood externalities ; Cellular automata ; Residential dynamics ; (JEL classification: C61 ; C63 ; D62 ; R14 ; R21)
[en] This paper presents a microeconomic model of residential location that explores the emergence of a mixed belt where residents and farmers coexist beyond a city. The model is based on integrating urban economics with cellular automata in order to simulate equilibrium patterns in 2D and through time. Households commute to a CBD and enjoy neighbourhood externalities that are a function of both local residential density and farmland, or open space. They bid on the competitive land market and locate so as to maximize utility. Incremental population growth changes the neighbourhood and leads to rent adaptations. With appropriate parameter values a mixed belt may emerge between the urban and agricultural specialized areas. Settlements within this mixed area are more or less clustered or scattered depending on preferences and neighbourhood size.

File(s) associated to this reference

Fulltext file(s):

Limited access
Caruso_etal07_RSUEvol37p542_567.pdfPublisher postprint922.62 kBRequest a copy

Bookmark and Share SFX Query

All documents in ORBilu are protected by a user license.