The virtual city with real decisions: ITEAM
Document typeConference report
PublisherDepartment of Civil Engineering of the University of Coimbra and e-GEO, Research Center in Geography and Regional Planning of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Nova University of Lisbon
Rights accessOpen Access
This paper introduces an integrated transportation and energy activity-based model (iTEAM), a tool for the evaluation of “green policies” aimed at enhancing sustainability and well-being. The model will simulate individual/household and organization/firm agents at a micro level. The aggregate simulation results will help forecast the impacts of policies on transport system efficiency and land-use dynamics in the simulated areas. This process is complemented by Material Flow Accounting (MFA) techniques, which account for a range of factors including wellbeing, waste production, and carbon emissions to calculate the urban metabolism.
CitationAlmeida, Ana Maria de [et al.]. The virtual city with real decisions: ITEAM. A: Virtual cities and territories. "International Conference Virtual City and Territory (7è: 2011: Lisboa)". Coimbra: University of Coimbra. Department of Civil Engineering; etc., 2011, p. 173-180.