Verkehrsplanung und Verkehrstechnik

MARS Structure

MARS (Metropolitan Activity Relocation Simulator) is a strategic and dynamic Land-Use and Transport Interaction (LUTI) model. The basic underlying hypothesis of MARS is that settlements and activities within them are self-organizing systems. The development of MARS started in the year 2000.


On the highest level of aggregation MARS can be divided into the following two interconnected sub-systems:

The land use sub-system of MARS can be divided into two further sub-systems: