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The Resource The Mathematics of Urban Morphology, edited by Luca D'Acci, (electronic resource)

The Mathematics of Urban Morphology, edited by Luca D'Acci, (electronic resource)

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The Mathematics of Urban Morphology
Title
The Mathematics of Urban Morphology
Statement of responsibility
edited by Luca D'Acci
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Language
eng
Summary
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.--
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D'Acci, Luca
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  • Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology,
  • Springer eBooks
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Statistical physics
Label
The Mathematics of Urban Morphology, edited by Luca D'Acci, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12381-9
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mixed
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online resource
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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Contents
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
Control code
978-3-030-12381-9
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 564 pages)
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multiple file formats
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030123819
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uncompressed
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
156 illustrations, 101 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1090797293
Label
The Mathematics of Urban Morphology, edited by Luca D'Acci, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12381-9
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
978-3-030-12381-9
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 564 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030123819
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
156 illustrations, 101 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1090797293

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