Abstract for: A Land-Use/Transport interaction model for Austria

This paper presents the attempt to set up the dynamic land-use transport interaction (LUTI) model MARS (Metropolitan Activity Relocation Simulator) for a nation wide case study of Austria. To this end we adapted the existing urban MARS model. The purpose of the model is to capture the most important interactions and feedback mechanisms between the land-use- and the transport system. Particular attention was paid to the structural changes of the model and the estimation of the transport model parameters as well as the land-use model parameters, which are modelled with a gravity model approach. For this purpose we used the build-in optimizer of the modelling software Vensim by minimizing the sum of squared deviations between observed and predicted data. We present the model fit, estimated parameters and results of a first model run (30 years)