Synthetic population Catalyst: A micro-simulated population of England with circadian activities

Salat, Hadrien, Carlino, Dustin, Benitez-Paez, Fernando, Zanchetta, Anna, Arribas-Bel, Daniel ORCID: 0000-0002-6274-1619 and Birkin, Mark
(2023) Synthetic population Catalyst: A micro-simulated population of England with circadian activities. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING B-URBAN ANALYTICS AND CITY SCIENCE, 50 (8). pp. 2309-2316.

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<jats:p> The Synthetic Population Catalyst (SPC) is an open-source tool for the simulation of populations. Building on previous efforts, synthetic populations can be created for any area in England, from a small geographical unit to the entire country, and linked to geolocalised daily activities. In contrast to most transport models, the output is focussed on the population itself and the way people socially interact together, rather than on a precise modelling of the volume of transport trips from one area to another. SPC is therefore particularly well suited, for example, to study the spread of a pandemic within a population. Other applications include identifying segregation patterns and potential causes of inequality of opportunity amongst individuals. It is fast, thanks to its Rust codebase. The outputs for each lieutenancy area in England are directly available without having to run the code. </jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Population micro-simulation, social interactions, transport flows, synthetic data
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2023 09:22
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2023 09:22
DOI: 10.1177/23998083231203066
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