Modeling Urban Systems

John D. Landis

in The Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780195374995
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Modeling Urban Systems


This article examines the different types of urban model used in urban planning in North America, and to a lesser extent, in Europe, Asia, and South Americam, which include the population-projection models, economic base models, hedonic price models, and travel-behavior models. It describes emerging procedures such as land-use change and urban-growth models, and looks at Charles Tiebout's model of efficient public choice and Thomas Schelling's model of spatial segregation.

Keywords: urban models; urban planning; population-projection models; economic base models; hedonic price models; travel-behavior models; land-use change; urban-growth models; public choice; spatial segregation

Article.  9165 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Public Policy

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