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The Resource The science of cities and regions : lectures on mathematical model design, Alan Wilson

The science of cities and regions : lectures on mathematical model design, Alan Wilson

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The science of cities and regions : lectures on mathematical model design
Title
The science of cities and regions
Title remainder
lectures on mathematical model design
Statement of responsibility
Alan Wilson
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A 'science of cities and regions' is critical for meeting future challenges. The world is urbanising: huge cities are being created and are continuing to grow rapidly. There are many planning and development issues arising in different manifestations in countries across the globe. These developments can, in principle, be simulated through mathematical computer models which provide tools for forecasting and testing future scenarios and plans. These models can represent the functioning of cities and regions, predicting the spatial demography and the economy, the main flows such as journey to work or to services, and the mechanisms of future evolution. In this book, the main principles involved in the design of this range of models are articulated, providing an account of the current state of the art as well as future research challenges. Alan Wilson has over forty years working with urban and regional models and has contributed important discoveries. He has distilled this experience into what serves as both an introduction and a review of the research frontier. Topics covered include the Lowry model, the retail model, principles of account-based models and the methods rooted in Boltzmann-style statistical modelling and the Lotka-Volterra approach to system evolution. Applications range from urban and regional planning to wars and epidemics
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1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, A. G.
Dewey number
307.1/216015118
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
SpringerBriefs in geography
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  • City planning
  • Regional planning
Label
The science of cities and regions : lectures on mathematical model design, Alan Wilson
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
1: Models and Systems: The Lowry Model as an Example -- 2: The Retail Model and its Applications -- 3: Wars, Epidemics, Ecology and the Evolution of Spatial Structure: Connecting Models through Generalisation -- 4: Theory -- 5: Methods: The Model-Building Tool Kit -- 6: Adding Dept-1: Spatial Interaction and the Location of Activities -- 7: Adding Depth-2: Structural Dynamics -- 8: Tools for Complexity Science -- 9 Research Challenges
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ocn773195150
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 102 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789400722651
Lccn
2011938799
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unknown
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SpringerLink
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)773195150
Label
The science of cities and regions : lectures on mathematical model design, Alan Wilson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
1: Models and Systems: The Lowry Model as an Example -- 2: The Retail Model and its Applications -- 3: Wars, Epidemics, Ecology and the Evolution of Spatial Structure: Connecting Models through Generalisation -- 4: Theory -- 5: Methods: The Model-Building Tool Kit -- 6: Adding Dept-1: Spatial Interaction and the Location of Activities -- 7: Adding Depth-2: Structural Dynamics -- 8: Tools for Complexity Science -- 9 Research Challenges
Control code
ocn773195150
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 102 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789400722651
Lccn
2011938799
Level of compression
unknown
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)773195150

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