I am still setting the list and sequence of topics. And would appreciate your input as to how to allocate effort.

As a starting point we will use two books:

It seems likely that we should allocate time for/to:

  1. a refresher on basic use of ArcGIS.
  2. introduction to the ArcGIS VBA programming environment
  3. intro to Python
  4. Arc9 Model Builder
  5. examine the state of integration of GIS and simulation modelling by reading Gimblett's Integrating... and other recent literature
  6. experiment with ArcGIS as an environment for building agent-based simulations
  7. discuss progress and issues as they arise