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Operational Urban Models

An Introduction, 1st Edition

By David Foot


248 pages

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First published in 1981. Urban modelling techniques are an established tool in assessing the possible repercussions of major changes in land use. This book is an introductory guide to the various models that have been developed and to how they can be applied in planning practice, particularly with relation to land use activities such as residential, industrial and retail development, and changes in the transport network. The author has provided a coherent and reliable introductory text which will be welcomed by students and teachers in search of a guide to current methods in the field of urban modelling.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; 1. Modelling the Urban System 2. Building an Operational Urban Model 3. Retail Shopping Models 4. Spatial Interaction Models 5. A General Urban Model: The Garin-Lowry Model 6. Linear Urban Models 7. Optimizing Models 8. Using Urban Models; Bibliography; Author Index; Subject Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Urban Studies

Reissuing works originally published between 1968 and 1997, this 24 volume set offers a selection of scholarship on urban studies. Topics include urban policy, urban economics, and identity and poverty in urban communities. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject and how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of sociology and urban studies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban