Spatial Microsimulation Models: A Review and a Glimpse into the Future

  • Mark BirkinEmail author
  • Martin Clarke
Part of the Understanding Population Trends and Processes book series (UPTA, volume 4)


In this chapter we present a review of the development of microsimulation modelling (MSM) over the past 50 years or so and attempt to outline some of the challenges and opportunities that researchers in the field are currently exploring. Phil Rees is perhaps best known for his research in fields outside MSM but, as we will indicate, he has made significant contributions largely through collaboration and supervision of research students at Leeds, so it is fitting that in this book there is a chapter that makes due acknowledgement of his work.


Microsimulation Model Water Demand Forecast Iterative Proportional Fitting Spatial Microsimulation Household Dynamic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Geography, University of LeedsLeedsUK

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