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Modelagem Urbana e Regional com Autômatos Celulares e Agentes: Panorama Teórico, Aplicações e Política Pública


  • Bernardo Alves Furtado
  • Hedwig Van Delden


A proposta do texto é explicitar a riqueza de literatura e experiências com modelos baseados em autômatos celulares - cellular automata (CA) - e agentes - agent-based modeling (ABM) -, detalhando seus princípios teóricos orientadores e as possibilidades efetivas de aplicação na análise urbana e regional. Às definições, seguem-se elenco de vantagens e críticas sistêmicas sobre a abordagem proposta e destacam-se as aplicações já realizadas no âmbito econômico e urbano-regional. Finalmente, os modelos aplicados no Brasil e as possibilidades de uso em políticas públicas são apresentados. The objective of this paper is to review the richness of regional and urban modeling literature and case studies with an emphasis on cellular automata. It aims at demonstrating its usefulness for real public policy use. This work is aimed at those with a practical approach at public policies who wish to have more scientific basis. In order to achieve this hands-on approach basic definitions are posed followed by a discussion of advantages and criticisms. A public policy focus in Brazil closes the paper.

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  • Bernardo Alves Furtado & Hedwig Van Delden, 2011. "Modelagem Urbana e Regional com Autômatos Celulares e Agentes: Panorama Teórico, Aplicações e Política Pública," Discussion Papers 1576, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada - IPEA.
  • Handle: RePEc:ipe:ipetds:1576

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