A presentation at the 14th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM) which was held at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on July 7-10, 2015
Urban models are important tools for planners in their capacity to offer in-sight into future urban growth. However, the majority of urban models overlook the role of developers’ behaviour in capturing the growth of ur-ban residential spaces. This paper redresses this gap by embedding the spa-tial consequences of privately-driven urban residential development on se-lection of potential land and their impact on land prices within an agent-based model. Jakarta (JMA), Indonesia forms the case study context. Re-sults from the model highlight the emergence of new urban areas on the JMA’s fringe that are strongly tied to land value. The model offers poten-tial to offer new insights into the relationship between land cover and land prices and the role of developers’ decisions in shaping the expansion of residential areas.