Doppelgänger • Population Synthesizer For Urban Planners

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To understand how transportation interventions impact communities, the models we build need to adequately represent every person living in a community today and every person expected to be living there tomorrow. Doppelgänger, an open source library, enables planners to create a set of virtual households that accurately reflects real neighborhoods, cities, regions, or states, along any dimension relevant to the problem at hand. Population synthesizers create make-believe or synthetic households and persons for use in agent-based models, i.e. models or simulations that attempt to represent the behavior of individual actors or "agents".

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