This book, first published in 1979, discusses the concepts, models and techniques used in urban analysis and planning. This study reviews many of the older concepts and models of urban spatial structure, laying the foundations of analysis carried out in the later parts of the book. Topics such as social area analysis, urban economic activity and spatial interaction are considered. This comprehensive study of geography and planning presents a distinctive contribution to the understanding of the nature of the city and its inherent problems.
Table of Contents
List of Figures; List of Tables; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; Part One: Concepts and Methods in Urban Analysis; 1. The Nature of Cities 2. Urban Population 3. Urban Economic Activity 4. Spatial Interaction in the Urban System 5. The Location and Utilisation of Urban Services 6. Formal and Functional Spatial Organisation of the City; Part Two: Simulation Techniques in Urban Analysis; 7. Simulation Modelling and the Urban System 8. Probability Models of Urban Analysis 9. Optimisation Models 10. Entropy Modelling 11. An Entropy-Maximising Approach to Residential Modelling 12. A Model of Metropolis 13. Predictive Modelling of Urban Spatial Structure 14. Conclusion; Index