The emergence of slums : A contemporary view on simulation models

Debraj Roy, Michael Harold Lees, B. Palavalli, K. Pfeffer, M.A.P. Sloot

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

35 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The existence of slums or informal settlements is common to most cities of developing countries. Its role
as single housing delivery mechanism has seriously challenged the popular notion held by policy makers,
planners and architects. Today informality is a paradigm of city making and economic growth in Africa,
Asia and Latin America. This paper discusses the role of computer simulation models to understand the
emergence and growth of slums in developing countries. We have identified the key factors influencing
the growth of slums and formulated a standardized set of criteria for evaluating slum models. The review
of existing computer simulation models designed to understand slum formation and expansion enabled
us to define model requirements and to identify new research questions with respect to exploring the
dynamics of slums
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-90
JournalEnvironmental modelling & software
Volume59
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Developing countries
computer simulation
simulation
developing world
informal settlement
Computer simulation
economic growth
Economics
city
Africa
policy
Asia
Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins

Keywords

  • ITC-ISI-JOURNAL-ARTICLE

Cite this

Roy, Debraj ; Lees, Michael Harold ; Palavalli, B. ; Pfeffer, K. ; Sloot, M.A.P. / The emergence of slums : A contemporary view on simulation models. In: Environmental modelling & software. 2014 ; Vol. 59. pp. 76-90.
@article{4f7dcec0ec4640f2bda09f107335e293,
title = "The emergence of slums : A contemporary view on simulation models",
abstract = "The existence of slums or informal settlements is common to most cities of developing countries. Its roleas single housing delivery mechanism has seriously challenged the popular notion held by policy makers,planners and architects. Today informality is a paradigm of city making and economic growth in Africa,Asia and Latin America. This paper discusses the role of computer simulation models to understand theemergence and growth of slums in developing countries. We have identified the key factors influencingthe growth of slums and formulated a standardized set of criteria for evaluating slum models. The reviewof existing computer simulation models designed to understand slum formation and expansion enabledus to define model requirements and to identify new research questions with respect to exploring thedynamics of slums",
keywords = "ITC-ISI-JOURNAL-ARTICLE",
author = "Debraj Roy and Lees, {Michael Harold} and B. Palavalli and K. Pfeffer and M.A.P. Sloot",
year = "2014",
doi = "10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.05.004",
language = "English",
volume = "59",
pages = "76--90",
journal = "Environmental modelling & software",
issn = "1364-8152",
publisher = "Elsevier",

}

The emergence of slums : A contemporary view on simulation models. / Roy, Debraj ; Lees, Michael Harold; Palavalli, B.; Pfeffer, K.; Sloot, M.A.P.

In: Environmental modelling & software, Vol. 59, 2014, p. 76-90.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - The emergence of slums : A contemporary view on simulation models

AU - Roy, Debraj

AU - Lees, Michael Harold

AU - Palavalli, B.

AU - Pfeffer, K.

AU - Sloot, M.A.P.

PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - The existence of slums or informal settlements is common to most cities of developing countries. Its roleas single housing delivery mechanism has seriously challenged the popular notion held by policy makers,planners and architects. Today informality is a paradigm of city making and economic growth in Africa,Asia and Latin America. This paper discusses the role of computer simulation models to understand theemergence and growth of slums in developing countries. We have identified the key factors influencingthe growth of slums and formulated a standardized set of criteria for evaluating slum models. The reviewof existing computer simulation models designed to understand slum formation and expansion enabledus to define model requirements and to identify new research questions with respect to exploring thedynamics of slums

AB - The existence of slums or informal settlements is common to most cities of developing countries. Its roleas single housing delivery mechanism has seriously challenged the popular notion held by policy makers,planners and architects. Today informality is a paradigm of city making and economic growth in Africa,Asia and Latin America. This paper discusses the role of computer simulation models to understand theemergence and growth of slums in developing countries. We have identified the key factors influencingthe growth of slums and formulated a standardized set of criteria for evaluating slum models. The reviewof existing computer simulation models designed to understand slum formation and expansion enabledus to define model requirements and to identify new research questions with respect to exploring thedynamics of slums

KW - ITC-ISI-JOURNAL-ARTICLE

UR - https://ezproxy2.utwente.nl/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.05.004

UR - https://ezproxy2.utwente.nl/login?url=https://webapps.itc.utwente.nl/library/2014//isi/pfeffer_eme.pdf

U2 - 10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.05.004

DO - 10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.05.004

M3 - Article

VL - 59

SP - 76

EP - 90

JO - Environmental modelling & software

JF - Environmental modelling & software

SN - 1364-8152

ER -