Sims put real cities to the test

 作者:徐促     |      日期:2019-03-02 06:04:00
Gamers have been designing and controlling their own fictional cities ever since games like Populous and SimCity appeared in the late 1980s. Now software that works along similar lines could allow town planners to test the likely impact of their decisions on the UK population. Developed by geographers at the University of Leeds, the simulator uses anonymised data from the 2001 census to model the attributes and behaviours of over 25 million households, analysing multiple scenarios to predict urban planning effects. “It works through hundreds of variables and projects the effect of policy change 10 to 20 years into the future,