Residential Location Choice in the Era of Shared Autonomous Vehicles

Wenwen Zhang, Subhrajit Guhathakurta

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This study examines the potential changes in residential location choice in a scenario where shared autonomous vehicles (SAVs) are a popular mode of travel in the Atlanta metropolitan area. This hypothetical study is based on an agent-based simulation approach, which integrates residential location choice models with a SAV simulation model. The coupled model simulates future home location choices given current home location preferences and real estate development patterns. The results indicate that commuters may relocate to neighborhoods with better public schools and more amenities due to reductions in commute costs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-148
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Planning Education and Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2021
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development
  • Urban Studies


  • residential location choice
  • shared autonomous vehicles
  • sprawl
  • urban form


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