Urban Systems Models

Urban Systems Models

1st Edition - January 28, 1975

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  • Editor: J. William Schmidt
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483261195

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Urban Systems Models provides description, optimization, and analysis of the main features of highly urbanized areas. It details and shows many models intended to aid in the study of urban problems. The book focuses mainly on land use, public facility siting, population analysis, resource allocation in congested urban settings, and transportation networks. The text aims to bridge the gap between the use of applied mathematics and techniques on urban analysis. Civil and industrial engineers, transportation and urban planners, public administrators, researchers, and students in related fields will find the book very useful.

Table of Contents

  • Contents


    Chapter 1 Introduction

    1-1 On the Use of This Book

    1-2 What Is an Urban Area?

    1-3 The Modeling of Urban Processes

    1-4 Illustrations



    Chapter 2 Population

    2-1 The Basic Birth and Death Process

    2-2 A Closed Society with Unlimited Resources

    2-3 Finite Resources

    2-4 The Cohort-Survival Approach

    2-5 Migration

    2-6 Forrester's Urban Dynamics

    2-7 Conclusion



    Chapter 3 Economy

    3-1 Cause and Effect in Urban Development

    3-2 Components of Growth Model

    3-3 Economic Base-Multiplier Model

    3-4 Input-Output Models

    3-5 Economy and the Quality of Urban Life

    3-6 Conclusion


    Chapter 4 Land and its Development

    4-1 Land-Use Forecasting

    4-2 Modeling Framework

    4-3 A Trend Model

    4-4 Gravity Model

    4-5 Intervening Opportunity Model

    4-6 Land Market Models

    4-7 Conclusion



    Chapter 5 Transportation Network

    5-1 Conceptual Framework for a Planning Model

    5-2 Trip Generation

    5-3 Trip Distribution

    5-4 Modal Split

    5-5 Assignment

    5-6 Conclusion



    Chapter 6 Congestion at Bottlenecks

    6-1 Introduction

    6-2 Some Definitions and Observations

    6-3 A Single-Server Queue

    6-4 The Birth and Death Equation Applied to Queue Systems

    6-5 The S-Server Queue System

    6-6 Limited Waiting Room

    6-7 Conclusion



    Chapter 7 Location of Public Facilities

    7-1 A Single Facility

    7-2 Districting

    7-3 Location of Fire Stations

    7-4 Optimal Transportation Routing

    7-5 Location of Transit Stations along a Given Route

    7-6 Conclusion



    Chapter 8 Allocation of Public Resources

    8-1 The Benefit-Cost Viewpoint

    8-2 The Allocation of Incommensurable Resources for Incommensurable Goods

    8-3 Social Welfare Functions

    8-4 Tracing the Benefits: The Criminal Justice System

    8-5 Designing Measures of Effectiveness: Public Health

    8-6 Allocation of a Scarce Resource: Space for Automobiles

    8-7 Conclusion



    Chapter 9 Postscript


Product details

  • No. of pages: 196
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1975
  • Published: January 28, 1975
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483261195

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J. William Schmidt

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