Bringing together the world’s leading experts in Urban Analysis, this remarkable and critically acclaimed volume applies the theories and models of Atsuyuko Okabe, Japan’s preeminent spatial analyst, to case studies in urban planning, transport, administration, and public health in the context of the highly advanced Japanese planning system. It includes information that has never appeared in English, covering the development of techniques in GIS, spatial modeling, and methodologies of spatial analysis as they are applied to urban environments. Each of the contributors has worked directly with or studied under Professor Okabe
Section I Urban Analysis and Planning Theories Characterization of Ratio-Type Indices for Evaluating
Residential Environment. A Compound Simulation Model of Land Use Patterns and Its Implications. Optimal Hierarchical Transportation System with Economies of Scale. A Study of the Route-Memorizing Mechanism: Experiments through Computer-Aided Walking Simulation. Artificial Neural Network Model Estimating Land Use Change in the Southwestern Part of Nagareyama City, Chiba Prefecture.
Section II Urban Analysis in the Social Sciences
Empirical Analysis of the Evaluation of Judicial Precedents of Compensation Fees for the Surrendering of Lease Premises. Qualitative Analysis of Two-Dimensional Urban Employee. Distributions in Japan: A Comparative Study with Urban Population Distributions by Means of Graph Theoretic Surface Analysis. An Empirical Analysis of Consumers’ Evaluation of Department Stores. An Experimental Analysis of the Perception of the Area of an Open Space Using 3-D Stereo Dynamic Graphics.
Section III Spatial Analysis
Inverse Distance-Weighted Method for Point Interpolation on a Network. Analysis of the Similarity between Spatial Tessellations: Method and Application. A New Method of Facility Location Using a Genetic Algorithm Based on Co-evolution-Locational Optimization of Facilities by Co-evolution of Their Locations and User Allocation. Hierarchy of System of Urban Facilities: Focusing on the Relationship between Administrative Systems and Population Agglomerations.