ERIC Number: ED048774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Development of Metropolitan (CITY III) Model. Final Report.
CITY III, a computer-assisted simulation model to be used in the study of complex interactions and consequences of public and private decision-making in an urban setting, is described in this report. The users of the model, with the help of a computer, become public and private decision-makers in a simulated city and, by interacting with one another in dynamic situations, change the city. From 30 to 200 students may participate in running one of five "real" cities with populations ranging from 10,000 to 1.5 million. The CITY III model has three interrelated sectors: government, with an executive and councilmen who plan city growth, prepare budgets, and set tax rates; economic, in which private property owners and businessmen develop and operate eleven land uses of various densities; and social, in which workers and residents in three socioeconomic classes vote, allocate their time, and boycott stores and jobs. The report traces the history of mathematical models in the social sciences and delineates ten technical characteristics common to simulations. Several earlier urban simulation models are compared with CITY III. The important features of CITY III are summarized and also presented in tabular form. The simulation is intended for use with college or adult groups. (Author/JY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Envirometrics, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: See also EM 008 849, EM 008 850, EM 008 851, EM 008 852