This PhD thesis aims at laying some of the groundwork for a more systematic application of system dynamics in the field of housing policy research. It contains a comprehensive review of the available literature as well as four case studies.
This paper describes work in progress on Houdini: a system dynamics model of the Dutch housing market focused on explaining institutional structures leading to high price increases and obstructing new supply and on proposed reforms.
For many years spatial and transport planning has been a process of guiding and directing growth. Population, housing stock, jobs and kilometres travelled more or less continuously increased for almost as long as we can remember. The question was not if there would be growth...