ERIC Number: ED064195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Simulation of the Urban Environment. Geographic Technical Paper Series.
Kibel, Barry M.
This technical paper was written with undergraduate geography students and instructors in mind. Its primary objective is to introduce readers to the first of urban simulations and to provide materials for utilizing simulation models. Contents are interdisciplinary oriented and contain seven chapters showing how simulation techniques may be utilized. Chapter one describes urban environment as a dynamic, everchanging, behavioral system of spatial and non-spatical forces. In chapter two, spatial dynamics of the urban environment are examined. A description of simulation is explored in chapter three, while chapter four introduces computer simulation. The fifth chapter presents a model of spatial diffusion. Chapter six discusses gaming situations. In chapter seven a collection of urban gaming situations are presented and discussed. The first of three games, LOCO, ECOLOC, and URBLOCK; focus specifically on the locational behavior of attitudes in the urban environment. The last two games, Urban Politics and Welfare, are primarily non-spatial in character and deal with a wide range of issues prevalent in the urban environment. (Author/SJM)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Elementary Education, Game Theory, Games, Geography, Geography Instruction, Graduate Study, Secondary Education, Simulated Environment, Simulation, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study, Urban Environment, Urban Studies, Urbanization
Commission on College Geography of the Association of American Geographers, Department of Geography, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85281 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC. Commission on College Geography.