© 1999

An Integrated Model of Transport and Urban Evolution

With an Application to a Metropole of an Emerging Nation

  • Wolfgang Weidlich
  • Günter Haag


  • Presents the characteristics of the interrelated dynamics of the traffic system and the regional settlement structure of developing metropoles as well as a mathematical model which is able to capture the interrelated dynamics of traffic and settlement evolution and its application to a fast developing metropole of an emerging nation.

  • Illustrations present in quantitative terms the evolution of traffic and city.


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction into the Economic and Traffic Situation of China in General and of Nanjing in Particular

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Wolfgang Weidlich, Günter Haag
      Pages 3-8
    3. Peter Nijkamp
      Pages 9-27
    4. Frank Englmann
      Pages 28-37
  3. Description of the Model and of the Adaptation to the Available Data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Wolfgang Weidlich, Günter Haag
      Pages 51-61
    3. Wolfgang Weidlich, Günter Haag
      Pages 62-65
    4. Wolfgang Weidlich, Günter Haag
      Pages 66-72
  4. Presentation of the Scenarios, Results of the Calculations, Conclusions and Recommendations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Wolfgang Weidlich, Günter Haag
      Pages 86-95
    3. Wolfgang Weidlich, Günter Haag
      Pages 111-117
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 119-186

About this book


Gone are the days when mobility was nearly always a question of having a vehicle. Today the issue of road capacity is becoming ever more pressing. Even the safest, most comfortable and 100% emissions-free vehicle is only of limited use if it is stuck in a traffic jam. Mobility is a key human need and an important factor in the economy. It is a matter of logic that a com­ pany like DaimlerChrysler should make every endeavor to safeguard mo­ bility, thereby fulfilling humanity's economic, social and environmental needs. Nonetheless, traffic and mobility problems are the inevitable result of a concentration of people and markets. Bombay, Lagos, Shanghai, Jakarta, Sao Paulo, Cairo, Mexico City - virtually half of the world's population is urban-based, and the majority live in the metropolitan regions of the Third World. The mega-cities in the so-called developing nations are facing a dramatic increase in traffic levels. Gridlock looms on the horizon. Should traffic-choked streets become a permanent and daily occurrence, economic development will be held in check and pollution will spiral.


China Metropolitan region Stadtentwicklung Urban dynamics Verkehrsentwicklung design integrated mathematical models for regional evolution integrierte mathematische Modelle für regionale Evulution model-based scenario techniques modellbasierte Szenariotechniken population regional development traffic traffic dynamics transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Weidlich
    • 1
  • Günter Haag
    • 2
  1. 1.University of StuttgartInstitute for Theoretical PhysicsStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Steinbeis Transfer Center and University of StuttgartApplied Systems AnalysisStuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title An Integrated Model of Transport and Urban Evolution
  • Book Subtitle With an Application to a Metropole of an Emerging Nation
  • Editors Wolfgang Weidlich
    Günter Haag
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-66331-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-64317-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-60240-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 186
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Regional/Spatial Science
    Automotive Engineering
    Population Economics
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