All Politics are Spatial: Integrating an Agent-Based Decision Support Model with Spatially Explicit Landscape Data

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Rethinking Environmental Justice in Sustainable Cities : Insights From Agent-Based Modeling

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Environmental justice -- Mathematical models, Urban ecology (Sociology) -- Mathematical models, Sustainable development -- Mathematical models


  • 1. Introduction ; Environmental justice; EJ as emergence, and agent-based modeling; The plan of the book; Notes; References; 2. Environmental justice, urban sustainability, and agent-based modeling ; Terminology; Issues in EJ research; Why do we believe that empirical-statistical EJ research is at an impasse?; An agent-based modeling approach; Discussion; Notes; References.
  • 3. An agent-based model for environmental justice: The EJ ABM EJ ABM in NetLogo; Model outcome; EJ ABM interface; Discussion; Notes; References; 4. Economic rationality, political rationality, or racial targeting: Focusing on firm behavior ; Theories of firm siting in EJ research ; Modeling firms' and residents' decisions; Economics, politics, discrimination, and race consciousness; Discussion; Notes; References; 5. Residential choice constraints ; What can cause minority-correlated environmental disparities?; The role of residential constraints in EJ outcomes; Discussion; Notes; References.
  • 6. Race, class, and environmental disparities The ""race versus class" debate ; Considering income class of residents; Race, income, similarity preferences, and their dynamics; Discussion; Notes; References; 7. Residential mobility ; Settlement patterns; Residential mobility; Modeling residential mobility; Impact of residential mobility on EJ outcomes; Discussion; Notes; References; 8. Local zoning ; Why local zoning in EJ research?; Introducing local zoning scenarios; The effect of zoning to internalize negative externalities of noxious facilities; Discussion; Notes; References.
  • 9. Polluted-site remediation Hazardous site remediation; Modeling hazardous-site remediation plans; Which alternative reduces the EJ problem more effectively?; Discussion; Notes; References; 10. All politics is spatial: : Integrating an agent-based model with spatially explicit landscape data ; Integrating agent-based modeling with GIS; A case of a GIS-enhanced ABM for decision support; Discussion; Notes; References; 11. Conclusions ; What we learned; Limitations of the agent-based modeling approach.


Copyright: Routledge (2015)

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