Posts for the Topic simulation

The impact of climate change on winter ski tourism in the Pyrenees

We all know that climate change is having a major impact on weather patterns around the globe. One industry that is particularly exposed to these changes is the ski industry. Though large mountain/high elevation ski resorts may remain insulated from the impacts of shorter ski seasons and more erratic weather, those ski resorts at low altitude are particularly vulnerable to a changing climate. As a mid-latitude, lower elevation (comparatively) ski region, the Pyrenees are one area where the impacts of a changing climate are pronounced.

Why technology adoption constraint research is important

A chapter from my dissertation has been recently published in Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design. This paper, titled “Negotiating constraints to the adoption of agent-based modeling in tourism planning” presents material from a series of interviews that I conducted with tourism planners in Nova Scotia.

Tourism chapter published in Planning Support Systems volume

I’m pleased to announce that a chapter describing the development of TourSim, including a scenario on shifting tourist port of entry and identification of adoption constraints, is in the final stages of preparation for publication. This chapter is part of a new book “Planning Support Systems Best Practice and New Methods” published by Springer and edited by Stan Geertman and John Stillwell.

New data sources and experimental options

I’ve made some major alterations to TourSim, both in the data that it relies on, and the types of experimentation it supports. I’m thinking that this is going to make TourSim much more usable for tourism planning, and begins to incorporate many of the ideas of complexity science (such as adaptation) into TourSim.

Blog topics

  1. 2019 (3)
    1. May (1)
    2. April (2)
  2. 2018 (1)
    1. June (1)
  3. 2017 (5)
    1. September (1)
    2. August (1)
    3. June (1)
    4. May (1)
    5. March (1)
  4. 2016 (3)
    1. June (1)
    2. March (1)
    3. January (1)
  5. 2015 (6)
    1. October (1)
    2. July (1)
    3. April (2)
    4. March (1)
    5. February (1)
  6. 2014 (9)
    1. December (1)
    2. November (2)
    3. August (1)
    4. July (2)
    5. June (1)
    6. March (1)
    7. January (1)
  7. 2013 (2)
    1. July (1)
    2. April (1)
  8. 2012 (5)
    1. December (1)
    2. August (1)
    3. May (1)
    4. April (1)
    5. February (1)
  9. 2011 (6)
    1. December (1)
    2. November (1)
    3. May (1)
    4. March (1)
    5. January (2)
  10. 2010 (6)
    1. December (1)
    2. July (1)
    3. June (1)
    4. May (2)
    5. April (1)
  11. 2009 (2)
    1. June (1)
    2. February (1)
  12. 2008 (9)
    1. December (1)
    2. August (1)
    3. May (2)
    4. April (2)
    5. March (1)
    6. February (1)
    7. January (1)
  13. 2007 (1)