CRP 6330

CRP 6330

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Is the world flat and "distance is dead"? Despite recent claims, geographic proximity in social interactions has never been more important. How do we introduce space into our models for planning analysis? Why are things as they are? How do we evaluate plans/policies when spatial interactions matter? The course addresses these questions drawing on recent advances in spatial modeling. The methods to be discussed include the framework of inter-regional input-output (IRIO), structural path analysis (SPA), computable general equilibrium (CGE), and agent-based modeling (ABM). We will begin with the top-down IMPLAN analyses, which are appropriate for static, short-term planning challenges, but less so for regions and cities that change continuously. Regions and cities are adaptive, self-organizing systems of individuals whose interdependent actions create urban forms and produce spatial patterns. To explore how macro-patterns emerge from micro-behavior, we will discuss the bottom-up framework of agent-based modeling. The models to be discussed are analytically intractable: results can only be derived using numerical simulations. The analysis therefore requires computer packages, including IMPLAN, Excel, GAMS, and NetLogo. 

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: CRP 3270 or CRP 6270.

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5123CRP 6330  LEC 001

  •  5124CRP 6330  LAB 401