Agent Based Approach

The agent-based approach assumes that there is an interaction between purposeful design decisions which direct, attract or constrain the independent but rule-based actions of other aspects of the design’s development. The independent “agents” and their rules of location and interaction are embedded into a computer model.. This approach has been demonstrated theoretically and experimentally, and has been applied in several case studies.
The principal advantage of this approach is based on the strength of its theoretical position, in that it models the location-responses of many independent actions in reaction to prior and more strategic designed actions. This is much more reasonable position for the planning of large complex urbanization-related contexts than the assumption that all actions can be designed.

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