Close and Connected

By |2017-11-04T15:21:57+00:002017/05/05|Research|

The Effects of Proximity and Social Ties on Citizen Opposition to Electricity Transmission Lines To meet reliability and renewable energy goals, new high-voltage transmission line (HVTL) projects are being built in the United States and worldwide. The siting of HVTLs, often considered a locally unwanted land use (LULU), can be difficult due to the [...]

Sustainable Energy Infrastructure Siting: An Agent Based Approach

By |2018-01-23T16:33:18+00:002015/11/01|Research|

Sustainable Energy Infrastructure Siting: An Agent Based Approach Technical, environment, social, economic and political constraints are critical barriers to the development of new renewable energy supplies. This paper is an agent-based, predictive analytics model of energy siting policy in the techno-social space that simulates how competing interests shape siting outcomes to identify the beneficial policy [...]

All Politics Is Spatial

By |2017-11-04T15:22:25+00:002015/10/25|Research|

"All politics is local." Tip O'Neill's famous quote is a pithy way to introduce the topic of integrating real-world data into agent-based modeling research. O'Neill's truism stresses that politicians have to know their constituents in order to win elections, and that these constituents are primary concerned about local issues. For example, what matters [...]