Challenges and benefits of model replication: an agent-based example

This model is a replication model which is constructed based on the existing model used by the following article: Brown, D.G. and Robinson, D.T., 2006. Effects of heterogeneity in residential preferences on an agent-based model of urban sprawl. *Ecology and society*, 11(1). The original model is called SLUCE's Original Model for Experimentation (SOME). In Brown and Robinson (2006)'s article, the SOME model was used to explore the impacts of heterogeneity in residential location selections on the research of urban sprawl. The original model was constructed using Objective-C language based on SWARM platform. This replication model is built by NetLogo language on NetLogo platform. We successfully replicate that model and demonstrated the reliability and replicability of it.
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