From November 2nd to 4th, a symposium on the integration of land use and transport models took place at the TUM Study and Science Center in Raitenhaslach, Germany.
A few selected top-level experts were invited to this workshop to advance theory and implementation of integrating land use and transport models. The goal was to explore questions such as:
- Can microscopic integration at the agent-level improve the integration of land use and transport models?
- Is there information beyond travel times and zonal location of population and employment that should be exchanged between the land use and transport models?
- How can we deal with different time scales of ad-hoc transportation choices and long-term housing choices?
- What is the right balance between model detail and reasonable runtimes?
- Do we need additional tools, such as environmental impact models, health impact models, of fiscal impact models, to complement the land use/transport feedback cycle?
Darren Robinson from the University of Nottingham was one of the speakers.