Urban Modeling with Agent-Based System
This article describes research on using local interactions to generate intricate global patterns and emergent urban forms. An agent-based system (ABS) is used to optimize an urban network and construct the micro-level complexity within a simulated urban environment. The author focuses on how agent-driven emergent patterns can evolve during the simulation in response to the 'hidden hand' of macro-level goals.
keywords: self-organizing, agent-based system, space syntax, bottom-up, emergent