Applications and tools for System Dynamics modelling such as Vensim, Stella or Powersim have only very limited spatial capabilities and functions. The PySD project seeks to integrate System Dynamics models in Python. This opens new avenues for Spatial System Dynamics modelling as geospatial modelling capabilities can be merged more easily with System Dynamics.

On Friday, 9th of June a first meeting with PySD developer Eneko Martin took place to discuss potentials and capabilities of PySD in the context of Spatial System Dynamics modelling. A further meeting among PySD developers and users is planned for August. The objective of this effort is to convert practical needs as defined by modellers and practitioners into a prioritized wish list for the further development of spatial system dynamics tools and functions.