Agent Adaptation in an Urban Coastal Scenario: Applying the VIABLE Framework
Please use this link to cite or refer to this publication:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11970/108213
Cooperation PartnerDeutsche Meteorologische Gesellschaft
An agent-based model (the VIABLE framework) of a coastal city is represented in Netlogo, describing adaptive dynamic agent behavior in a changing system. Rising sea levels and subsequent extreme sea level events incur damages to the city which an “urban planner” agent can mitigate through two adaptation pathways: developing coastal defenses, or as a more extreme measure, relocating vulnerable areas inland. Capital generated by the city can be directed as investments towards these pathways, with the remainder being consumed. The agent’s control variables are thus the amount of capital invested, and the ratio of investments allocated to the two pathways. As the simulation progresses and the system changes with rising sea levels, the agent alters these control variables to optimize its value, resulting in dynamic reactive behavior. Additionally, sea level rise is implemented in various modes, along with extreme sea level events that cause severe short-term damages.