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Some future directions for location and land-use research

This chapter deals with the general dynamic properties of the integrated model package and its components. It describes a general heading is that of substantive improvements or additions to the component models of the integrated packages. The chapter explores further work which should be undertaken to improve the procedures for estimating the parameters of employment–location and residence–location models. It explains topics relating to the applications of these modelling techniques to actual planning and policy analyses. The original, hypothetical, form of the residence–location model disaggregated residential allocation model was dynamic in that it posited the use of change–in–state variables on both sides of the equation. The models subsequently derived by entropy–maximizing techniques represent a least biased solution 'of the trip–distribution problem and, by suitable rearrangements of the equation structure, they can be used as residence–location models. The few residence–location models that do attempt to represent the supply side of the location problem do so in terms of housing stock.