Migration patterns of multiple urban redevelopment: An agent based spatial microsimulation

Daphna Levine, Shai Sussman, Sharon Yavo Ayalon, Meirav Aharon

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This lecture presents the outcome of applied research regarding the failure, thus far, to incorporate the social implications of planning and development into the urban planning process. In response to this failure, we propose the use of microsimulation to assess the social impact of urban redevelopment. The microsimulation approach enabled us to not only engage in characterizing and analyzing the social and spatial environment, but also to consider the individual or, in this case, the household, as an active agent. To generate the simulation framework, we chose to define the conditions of the the city of Bat Yam – one focal point of urban redevelopment in Israel - and the agents via the lens of economic logic. The simulation highlights the migration patterns resulting from urban redevelopment, as well as its impact on the sociological profile of the city. Specifically, it shows a clear trend of transformation in agent-income composition.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationInterconnected
Subtitle of host publicationResilience Innovations for Sustainable Development Goals
EditorsTina Comes
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Nov 2020
EventJoint International Resilience Conference 2020 - online
Duration: 23 Nov 202027 Nov 2020


ConferenceJoint International Resilience Conference 2020


  • Gentrification
  • Israel
  • agent-based model
  • displacement
  • spatial microsimulation
  • urban redevelopment


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