This software models the co-evolution of land use and transportation network as a bottom-up process by which re-location of activities and expansion of roads are driven by interdependent decisions of individual businesses, workers, and road owners according to simple decision rules. A Simulator of Integrated Growth of Networks And Land-use (SIGNAL) is developed to implement these decentralized decision making processes, in which the Gini index and equivalent radius were computed to describe and track down the spatial patterns of space and network.
This is an applet that runs in Java, and the code and data files are included in a single zipped folder. To run the package, import the files as a project into Eclipse or another java platform. Run the main class, signal.java, as an applet.
Levinson, David, Feng Xie, and Shanjiang Zhu (2007). The Co-Evolution of Land Use and Road Networks. (839-859) Transportation and Traffic Theory 2007 (ed. Richard E. Allsop, Michael G. H. Bell, and Benjamin Heydecker) Emerald Group Pub Ltd.
Xie, Feng; Zhu, Shanjiang; Levinson, David M.
(2016). SIGNAL : System of Integrated Growth of Networks and Land Use.
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