The biggest part of urbanization takes place in cities of the global south, often in informal settlements. Urban upgrading shall improve livelihood conditions, but might lead to unexpected effects like increased segregation. Therefore, it is necessary to understand the effects of improved infrastructure provision onto spatial patterns of population distribution. InformalCity, a spatially explicit agent-based model (ABM), simulates an artificial city and allows for testing configurations of urban upgrading schemes.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.comses.net/codebases/4276/releases/1.0.0/