Location of activities within a given urban site has a considerable influence on the economic efficiency of the city. A computer-based model for the distribution of activities or land uses is presented. The proposed model is designed for the maximization of an objective function (Ciij) coefficient of interaction between land uses.
A newly constructed – existing – model is designed to tackle the land use problem taking into consideration the function relationships between activities, orientation and circulation only. While the proposed model presented in this paper is designed to include other important parameter (e.g. the interaction between Land uses and Traffic, Land value, Accessibility) according to the following assumptions:
1. The control of land use is the key to the control of the production of integrated urban design and planning.
2. Assigning numerical weights to existing relationships among urban land uses (repulsion or attraction).
3. Determination of the traffic generation ratios of each land use which reflect the required accessibility for urban activities.
4. Measuring the land use distribution to solve the problem through a mathematical model to optimize or integrate the interaction between land uses and traffic generation, Land Value & Accessibility.
Therefore, the Methodology of the research is based upon an experimental approach to achieve the proposed mathematical Model using Visual Basic language.