This book highlights the extraordinary range of areas to which geographical analysis and spatial modelling can bring lessons and insights. It shows how these techniques have been used to address ‘real world’ issues that are of concern to international organisations, public agencies and businesses, as illustrated by actual funded projects that geographers have developed collaboratively with end-users.
Applied Spatial Modelling and Planning shows how much geographical research is policy relevant to a wide variety of agencies through the use of GIS and spatial modelling in applied geography. The book’s chapters contain a cross-section of innovative applications and approaches to problem solving within five major domains of the dynamics of economic space, housing and settlements, population movements and population ageing, health care, and the environment. Using a number of case studies on the use of GIS and spatial modelling, this book demonstrates the fact that much of what is done by quantitative geographers is not only relevant within academia, but also has use in policy work.
This book will appeal to an international audience interested in cutting-edge spatial modelling to better understand the processes involved in solving real problems.
Chapter 1: Introduction John Lombard, Eli Stern and Graham Clarke
Chapter 2: Applied spatial modelling: ‘big science’ and ‘best practice’ challenges Sir Alan Wilson
Part I Dynamics of economic space
Chapter 3: An exploratory analysis of new firm formation in New England Jitendra Parajuli and Kingsley E. Haynes
Chapter 4: The impacts of policy changes on overseas human captial in Australia: the implementation of the 485 graduate visa Jonathan Corcoran, Francisco Rowe, Alessandra Faggian, and Robert Stimson
Chapter 5: On the three ‘laws’ of spatial interaction and a string theory finale: perspectives from social physics with examples in the digital and retail economy Robert G.V. Baker
Part II Housing and settlements
Chapter 6: Spatial typology of the private rental housing market at neighbourhood scale: the case of South East Queensland, Australia Yan Liu, David Wadley and Jonathan Corcoran
Chapter 7: Optimal kernel and bandwidth specifications for geographically weighted regression: an evaluation using automated valuation models (AVMS) for mass real estate appraisal Paul E. Bidanset and John R. Lombard
Chapter 8: Spatial search: new settlements for Israel's ultra-orthodox population Eliahu Stern
Chapter 9: A tale of two earthquakes: dynamic agent-based simulation of urban resilience A. Yair Grinberger and Daniel Felsenstein
Part III Population dynamics and population ageing
Chapter 10: The United Kingdom’s multi-ethnic future: how fast is it arriving? Philip Rees, Pia Wohland and Paul Norman
Chapter 11: Decomposition of life expectancy at older ages and prospects for ageing populations Leslie Mayhew and David Smith
Chapter 12: Using