An Agent-Based Model for Exploring Land Market Mechanisms for Coastal Zone Management

Tatiana Filatova, Anne van der Veen, Alexey Voinov

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Abstract

This paper presents an agent-based model of a land market (ALMA-C) to simulate the emergence of land prices and urban land patterns from bottom-up. Our model mimics individual decisions to buy and to sell land depending on economic, sociological and political factors as well as on the characteristics of the spatial environment. To this we add ecological and environmental considerations and focus on the question of how individual land use decisions can be affected to reduce the pressure on the coastal zone ecosystem functions. A series of model experiments helps visualize and explore how economic incentives at a land market can influence the spatial distribution of activities and land prices in a coastal zone. We demonstrate that economic incentives do affect urban form and pattern, land prices and welfare measures. However, they may not always be sufficient to reduce the pressure on coastal zone ecosystems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, iEMSs 2008
Subtitle of host publicationIntegrating sciences and information technology for environmental assessment and decision making, fourth Biennial Meeting, 7-10 July 2008, Barcelona, Spain
EditorsMiquel Sànchez-Marrè, Javier Béjar, Joaquim Comas, Andrea E. Rizzoli, Giorgio Guariso
Place of PublicationBarcelona
PublisherInternational Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs)
Pages792-799
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event4th Biennial Meeting of International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, iEMSs 2008: Integrating Sciences and Information Technology for Environmental Assessment and Decision Making - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 7 Jul 200810 Jul 2008
Conference number: 4
https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/iemssconference/2008/

Conference

Conference4th Biennial Meeting of International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, iEMSs 2008
Abbreviated titleiEMSs
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period7/07/0810/07/08
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Keywords

  • PGM
  • ADLIB-ART-1627
  • Agent-based modelling
  • Coastal zone ecosystems
  • Land market mechanisms

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