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Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 710854, 23 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/710854
Research Article

Transportation Structure Analysis Using SD-MOP in World Modern Garden City: A Case Study in China

1Low-Carbon Technology and Economy Research Center, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, China
2Uncertainty Decision-Making Laboratory, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, China

Received 6 July 2012; Revised 7 September 2012; Accepted 26 September 2012

Academic Editor: Wuhong Wang

Copyright © 2012 Jiuping Xu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The idea of the “garden city” was developed theoretically to offer solutions to serious city development problems such as traffic congestion, population, and environmental pollution, among which the transportation is considered the most important. The question is how to develop balanced transportation in a garden city. Transportation is a complex system, particularly in a garden city. Therefore, we establish a new approach named the transportation multiobjective optimization system dynamics  (SD-MOP) model, which firstly calculates the optimal proportion of different transport means with an MOP approach and then applies them to the dynamic transportation system to analyze the results and analyze the influence on the whole system using different transportation means variation. In this paper, we take Chengdu as an example, one of the few cities in the world declared as building a garden city, and then develop some recommendations about world modern garden city transportation system development.