Microeconomic Modeling in Urban Science proposes an interdisciplinary framework for the analysis of urban systems. It portrays agents as rational beings modeled under the framework of random utility behavior and interacting in a complex market of location auctions, location externalities, agglomeration economies, transport accessibility attributes, and planning regulations and incentives. Francisco Javier Martinez Concha considers the optimal planning of cities as he explores interactions between citizens and between citizens and firms, the mesoscopic agglomeration of firms and the segregation of agents' socioeconomic clusters, and the emergence of city-level scale laws. Its unified model of city life is relevant to micro-, meso- and macro-scale interactions.
- Presents a unified, coherent and realistic framework able to simulate complete urban systems
- Describes the use of discrete-choice and stochastic behavior models in the auction spatial-equilibrium market
- Includes computing outputs from Cube-Land modeling using GIS
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1. Introduction 2. Accessibility 3. Theory of a discrete urban land market 4. A stochastic model of urban systems 5. Equilibrium analysis 6. Dynamic of urban land use 7. Applications and policy analysis 8. City scale laws
Francisco Javier Martínez Concha is a Professor of Civil Engineering with adjunct roles in the Urban Studies and Land Use Modeling department at the University of Chile. His research areas encompass land use theory and modeling, and methods of evaluation of urban management policies (including regulations and subsidies). He is the creator of the land use model, Model of Use of Soils of Santiago (MUSSA) and directs the professional team that develops the computational package. He is the editor of three books, author of nine book chapters, and has published 25 ISI-indexed papers.