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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Simulation City approach for preparation of urban area data bases /
Author Lemer, Andrew C.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Patterson, Philip.
CORP Author Voorhees (Alan M.) and Associates, Inc., McLean, Va.;Washington Environmental Research Center, D.C. Environmental Studies Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA/600-5-74-001; EPA-68-01-1805
Stock Number PB-244 953
OCLC Number 01061143
Subjects City planning--Mathematical models. ; Regional planning--Mathematical models. ; Cities and towns--Planning--Mathematical models
Additional Subjects Urban planning ; Computerized simulation ; Urban development ; Validity ; Land use ; Economic factors ; Positioning ; Mathematical models ; Decision making ; Metropolitan areas
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-5-74-001 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/12/2011
EJBD  EPA 600-5-74-001 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/07/2014
EJBM  HT166.L34 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/26/2013
EKAM  HT166.L34 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 06/24/1994
EKBD  EPA-600/5-74-001 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/12/2003
ELBD RPS EPA 600-5-74-001 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/21/2016
NTIS  PB-244 953 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation iv, 79 pages illustrations, figures ; 27 cm.
The basic hypotheses of the Simulation City Approach is that it is possible to approximate the detailed input data base required for complex planning models, given only a relatively gross description of a specific metropolitan area and general knowledge of patterns of urban composition. This approximation is accomplished at a substantial reduction in the costs associated with data preparation and thus planning models, at relatively little expense in terms of accuracy. Accuracy is here judged in terms of the final decision to be made on the basis of planning model analyses. To the extent that the hypothesis is valid in a particular application, a decision-maker is given the opportunity to ask a range of questions at substantially reduced cost and time expense. The concept is first described in general terms, and then supported by a review of theoretical and empirical studies which would be valuable in its realization. The trade-off between cost and accuracy in modeling is then more explicitly considered.
"February 1974." "Contract No.68-01-1805." "Program Element 1HA096." "Project Officer Philip Patterson, Environmental Studies Division, Washington Environmental Research Center." Includes bibliographical references (pages 35-37).