At the STREET – Simulating Transportation for Realistic Engineering Education and Training website, we have a new model, ANGIE:
“The Agent-based Network Growth model with Incremental Evolution (ANGIE) models the growth of road networks in several scenarios such as road networks in an artificial grid-like city and the Minneapolis Downtown Skyway network. The philosophy inherent in these models is that accessibility affects road network growth and vice versa. The examples aim to illustrate that different values of accessibility at individual locations can lead to different network topologies.”
The model is what we used on two papers:
- Huang, Arthur and David Levinson (2011) The structure and evolution of a skyway network Presented at the 90th Annual Transportation Research Board Conference, January 23-27, 2011. 11-0424. Accepted for publication in European Physics Journal (in press)
- Levinson, David and Arthur Huang (2012) A Positive Theory of Network Connectivity. Environment and Planning Part B 39(2), pp. 308 — 325. [published article]
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