© 1998

Network Infrastructure and the Urban Environment

Advances in Spatial Systems Modelling

  • Lars Lundqvist
  • Lars-Göran Mattsson
  • Tschangho John Kim


  • Advanced theory and practice in land-use/transportation modelling

  • Contains all recent advances in methods and issues

  • New and advanced methods and theory in land-use/transportation modelling including spatial computable general equilibrium models and dynamic transport network modelling

Conference proceedings

Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Network Infrastructure and the Urban Environment: Introduction and Summary

    1. Lars Lundqvist, Lars-Göran Mattsson, Tschangho John Kim
      Pages 1-16
  3. Issues

  4. Dynamics and Equilibria in Network Modelling: New Theoretical and Methodological Developments

  5. Integrated Analysis of Activity Location and Transportation in Urban and Regional Systems

About these proceedings


This volume is the result of an international collaboration, which started with a conference at Smadalaro Gfrrd in Sweden. The workshop was supported by the National Science Foundation of the USA (INT-9215114) and by the Swedish National Road Administration, the Swedish Council for Building Research, the Swedish Transport and Communications Research Board and the Swedish Council for Planning and Coordination of Research. This support is gratefully acknow­ ledged. The collaboration started as a bilateral u.S.-Swedish endeavour but was soon widened to other scholars in Europe, Asia, Australia and South-America. Network Infrastructure and the Urban Environment is a policy area of growing importance. Sustainable cities and sustainable transport systems are necessary for attaining a sustainable development. The research and policy field, represented in this volume, comprises a number of challenging contrasts: - the contrast between infrastructure investments, mobility and environmental sustainability; - the contrast between policy contexts, modelling traditions and available decision support systems in various parts of the world; - the contrast between available best practice methods and the majority of models applied in planning; the contrast between static models of cross-sectionary equilibria and dynamic models of disequilibrium adjustments; and the contrast between state-of-the-art operationalland-use/transport models and new demands for land-use/transportlenvironment models due to changing policy contexts. Bridging some of these gaps constitutes important research tasks, that are discussed in the twenty-two chapters of this book. A number of emerging research directions are identified in the introduction and summary chapter.


Dynamic Network Modelling Environmental Impact Assessment Import Land-Use/Transportation Models Metropolitan region Spatial Equilibrium design mobility networks regional development simulation traffic transport transportation

Editors and affiliations

  • Lars Lundqvist
    • 1
  • Lars-Göran Mattsson
    • 1
  • Tschangho John Kim
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Infrastructure and Planning, Division of Transport and Location AnalysisRoyal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Department of Urban and Regional PlanningUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignChampaignUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Network Infrastructure and the Urban Environment
  • Book Subtitle Advances in Spatial Systems Modelling
  • Editors Lars Lundqvist
    Lars-Göran Mattsson
    Tschangho John Kim
  • Series Title Advances in Spatial Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-64585-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-72244-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-72242-4
  • Series ISSN 1430-9602
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 414
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Regional/Spatial Science
    Automotive Engineering
    Geography, general
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