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The structure and dynamics of cities : urban data analysis and theoretical modeling / Marc Barthelemy (Institut de Physique Théorique Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique and Centre d'Analyse et de Mathématique Sociales École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales).

Author:
Barthelemy, Marc, 1965- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2016, , ©2016]
Description:
xviii, 262 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary note:
"With over half of the world's population now living in urban areas, the ability to model and understand the structure and dynamics of cities is becoming increasingly valuable. Combining new data with tools and concepts from statistical physics and urban economics, this book presents a modern and interdisciplinary perspective on cities and urban systems. Both empirical observations and theoretical approaches are critically reviewed, with particular emphasis placed on derivations of classical models and results, along with analysis of their limits and validity. Key aspects of cities are thoroughly analyzed, including mobility patterns, the impact of multimodality, the coupling between different transportation modes, the evolution of infrastructure networks, spatial and social organisation, and interactions between cities. Drawing upon knowledge and methods from areas of mathematics, physics, economics and geography, the resulting quantitative description of cities will be of interest to all those studying and researching how to model these complex systems"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-260) and index.
Contents:
Urban systems -- Models and methods -- The spatial organization of cities -- Infrastructure networks -- Mobility patterns -- Multimodality in cities -- Socioeconomic aspects -- Systems of cities -- Towards a new science of cities.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781107109179 (hardback)
  • 1107109175 (hardback)
LCCN:
2016021104
OCLC:
953363613
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