A Study of Multi-Agent Simulation in the Urban Transformation of Tamsui, Taiwan


Cities embed the parameters and drive components, which has intention behind the physical embodiment. Based on the research of Cedric Price's urban planning operated by the dynamic and adaptive system showed the interactions to reflect such intentions of the immediate neighbors, participants, and the other informational feedback loop. The bottom-up intelligence becomes visible and with high accessibility today, the new tendency or changing pattern can be easy to recognize by the planner and most important participants: “citizen”. The research uses multi-agent simulation to show the gap between politicians’ anticipations and political decision-making process which had been made without the strong connection with the most of the local conditions. This research gives the example of how the infrastructures projects changed the geological relationship of redistribution of land use within two transforming periods in Tamsui, the sea-side district in northern New Taipei City. Two new infrastructures projects will complete within three years, where was known as Taipei County before it’s upgraded in 2010. New traffic network will again give the strong impact to the city immediately after where has been regenerated. The MAS models of Tamsui will demonstrate the regenerate and transformation of those impact band reveal the important insight of the effects by one or more agents have on the global state of an urban development process. The model of data flow will show the stringiness of adaptable system in this area to suggest where can be altered, transformed or change the plan to serving the need of the moment.

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Chun-Jung Ko, Tamkang University, Taiwan

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Conference: CITY2017
Stream: Geography and Landscape/Urban Planning, Architecture and Design

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