MULTI-AGENT BASED SIMULATION OF OPTIMAL URBAN LAND USE ALLOCATION IN THE MIDDLE REACHES OF THE YANGTZE RIVER, CHINA
Keywords: Multi-agent, Simulation, Optimization allocation, Urban, Land use, Chang-Zhu-Tan agglomeration, Central China
Abstract. The optimization of land-use allocation is one of important approaches to achieve regional sustainable development. This study selects Chang-Zhu-Tan agglomeration as study area and proposed a new land use optimization allocation model. Using multi-agent based simulation model, the future urban land use optimization allocation was simulated in 2020 and 2030 under three different scenarios. This kind of quantitative information about urban land use optimization allocation and urban expansions in future would be of great interest to urban planning, water and land resource management, and climate change research.