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The Mathematics of Urban Morphology

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Lingua: Inglese


Pubblicazione: 05/2020
Edizione: 1st ed. 2019


This edited volume provides an essential resource for urban morphology, the study of urban forms and structures, offering a much-needed mathematical perspective. Experts on a variety of mathematical modeling techniques provide new insights into specific aspects of the field, such as street networks, sustainability, and urban growth. The chapters collected here make a clear case for the importance of tools and methods to understand, model, and simulate the formation and evolution of cities.

The chapters cover a wide variety of topics in urban morphology, and are conveniently organized by their mathematical principles. The first part covers fractals and focuses on how self-similar structures sort themselves out through competition. This is followed by a section on cellular automata, and includes chapters exploring how they generate fractal forms. Networks are the focus of the third part, which includes street networks and other forms as well. Chapters that examine complexity and its relation to urban structures are in part four.The fifth part introduces a variety of other quantitative models that can be used to study urban morphology. In the book’s final section, a series of multidisciplinary commentaries offers readers new ways of looking at the relationship between mathematics and urban forms.

Being the first book on this topic, Mathematics of Urban Morphology will be an invaluable resource for applied mathematicians and anyone studying urban morphology. Additionally, anyone who is interested in cities from the angle of economics, sociology, architecture, or geography will also find it useful.

"This book provides a useful perspective on the state of the art with respect to urban morphology in general and mathematics as tools and frames to disentangle the ideas that pervade arguments about form and function in particular. There is much to absorb in the pages that follow and there are many pointers to ways in which these ideas can be linked to related theories of cities, urban design and urban policy analysis as well as new movements such as the role of computation in cities and the idea of the smart city. Much food for thought. Read on, digest, enjoy."  From the foreword by Michael Batty


On Urban Morphology and Mathematics.- Part I: Fractals.- Fractal Dimension Analysis of Urban Morphology Based on Spatial Correlation Functions.- Central Place Theory and Power Laws for Cities.- Distribution of Cities Size: Zipf, Gibrat, Pareto Law.- Signature of Organic Urban Growth: Degree Distribution of the City's Street Network Structure.- A Fractal Approach to Explore Australian Urban Form and Its Impacting Factors at Neighborhood Scale.- Part II: Cellular Automata.- Geographic Cellular Automata for Urban Form.- Mathematical Foundations of Cellular Automata and Complexity Theory.- Part III: Spatial Networks and Space Syntax.- Mathematics of Urban Spatial Networks.- Space Syntax: A Network Based Configurational Approach to Studying Urban Morphology.- Applied Mathematics on Urban Space.- The Morphology and Circuity of Street Networks.- Part IV: Complexity.- Emergence of Complexity in Urban Morphology.- Complexity, Darwinian Mutations, and Selection in Urban Morphology Evolution: How Mathematics Looks at Escher Metamorphosis.- A Topological Representation for Taking Cities as a Coherent Whole.- Part V: Other Forms of Quantification.- A Multiscale Classification of the Urban Morphology for Use in Quantitative Models.- An Urban Morphogenesis Model Capturing Interactions Between Networks and Territories.- Continuum Percolation and Spatial Point Pattern in Application to Urban Morphology.- Urban Compactness: New Geometric Interpretations and Indicators.- Using Google Street View for Street Level Urban Form Analysis.- Examining Spatial Structure Using Gravity Models.- Part VI: Humanistic and Multidisciplinary Commentaries.- From Morphology to Morphogenesis: Putting Mathematics in Its Place.- Not Only ... But Also: Urban Mathematical Models and Urban Social Theory.- Urban Morphology or Townscape? Wholes Made of Many Parts.- Extending Urban Morphology: Drawing Together Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches.- Mathematics and Cities: A Long-Standing Relationship Fit for the Future.- Mathematics and/as Humanities. Linking Humanistic Historical to Quantitative Approaches.- Urban Form, Agents and Processes of Change.- The Future of Streets.- Understanding and Quantifying Urban Density Towards a More Sustainable City Form.- To Not Talk Past Each Other: An Immodest Proposal for Cross-Conceptual Research in Urban Morphology.

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Condizione: Nuovo
Collana: Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology
Dimensioni: 235 x 155 mm Ø 878 gr
Formato: Brossura
Illustration Notes:55 Illustrations, black and white
Pagine Arabe: 564
Pagine Romane: xiii

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