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Urban Systems (Routledge Revivals)

Contemporary Approaches to Modelling, 1st Edition

Edited by C S Bertuglia, G. Leonardi, S. Occelli, G. A. Rabino, R. Tadei, Alan Wilson


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This edited collection, first published in 1987, provides a comparative analysis of different approaches to urban modelling, and lays the foundations for the possibility of integration and a more unified field. The first part contextualises the development of the field of urban systems modelling, focusing on the variety of approaches and possible implications of this on the future of research and methodology. Next, the editors consider economic and ‘non-economic’ approaches, followed by an analysis of spatial-interaction-based approaches. Providing an overview to the field and research literature, the overarching argument is that there should be an integrated methodological approach to urban system modelling.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgements; Part I: Urban Systems Modelling: The Context 1. Introduction C. S. Bertuglia and A. G. Wilson 2. An historical review of approaches to urban modelling C. S. Bertuglia, G. Leonardi, S. Occelli, G. A. Rabino, R. Tadei; Part II: Economic Approaches 3. The economic activity equilibrium approach in location theory M. J. Beckmann 4. The choice-theoretic approach: population mobility as an example G. Leonardi 5. A Marxian model of the geography of production and transportation in urban and regional systems E. Sheppard; Part III: Operational Research 6. Optimization techniques in location modelling A. Colorni ; Part IV: Interaction and Probabilistic Transition Approaches 7. Transport, location and spatial systems: planning with spatial interaction models A. G. Wilson 8. A cost-efficiency theory of dispersed network equilibrium T. E. Smith 9. The theory of deterministic and stochastic compartmental models and its applications A. de Palma and Cl. Lefèvre; Part V: Methodological Integration 10. The integration of alternative methodological approaches to urban demand modelling C. S. Bertuglia, G. Leonardi, S. Occelli, G. A. Rabino, R. Tadei; Bibliography and References; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning