Agent-based modelling of office market for a land use and transport model

Chengxiang Zhuge, Chunfu Shao

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This paper proposes an agent-based office market model, as a component of a Land Use and Transport (L-T) model, SelfSim, to simulate how firms and office buildings co-evolve over time. Essentially, the office market model is involved in both firm demography and office building development: the firmographic model is capable of simulating four typical events, namely, firm birth, growth, relocation and closure; the office building development model is to simulate how facility agents develop office buildings, according to the demand from firms, which is associated with the firm demography. The office market model was tested within theoretical examples set up based on a Chinese medium-sized city, Baoding: both global and local Sensitivity Analyses (SAs) were conducted to explore how the twenty seven key model parameters could influence the thirteen model outputs of interest, identifying five influential parameters. Finally, some specific spatially disaggregate model results were presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1232-1257
Number of pages26
JournalTransportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics
Issue number1
Early online date19 Mar 2019
Publication statusPublished - May 2019


  • agent-based model
  • Firm demography
  • land use and transport model
  • office building development
  • sensitivity analysis

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