Geospatial Analysis and Modelling of Urban Structure and Dynamics

  • Bin Jiang
  • Xiaobai Yao

Part of the GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 99)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Individual-Based Data Capture for Modeling Urban Structure and Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Vassilis Kostakos
      Pages 31-52
    3. Patrick Laube, Matt Duckham, Mike Worboys, Tony Joyce
      Pages 53-74
  4. Modeling Urban Complexity and Hierarchy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Efrat Blumenfeld-Lieberthal, Juval Portugali
      Pages 77-90
  5. Simulating and Modeling Urban Transportation Systems

  6. Analyzing and Modeling Urban Grown, Urban Changes and Impacts

  7. Studying Other Urban Problems Using Geospatial Analysis and Modeling

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 437-445

About this book


The increasingly urbanized world has created various problems of environment, climate, consumption of resources, and public health, which are closely linked to the side-effects of urbanization such as sprawl, congestion, housing affordability and loss of open space. Fundamental to the urban problems are two separate yet related issues: urban structure and urban dynamics. The chapters collected in this book present an excellent profile of the current state of geospatial analysis and modelling, and demonstrate how these approaches can contribute to the study of various urban issues. The book addresses key themes including new ways of capturing data digitally at the individual level, the development of systems based around networks, the notion of linking hierarchy to networks to morphology as in complexity theory, and the development of new ways of integrating diverse urban processes through simulation paying careful attention to the basic econometric and statistical principles of spatial analysis.

With a foreword by Michael Batty and an epilog by Michael F. Goodchild


GIS Geoinformationssysteme Segregation geographic data geospatial integration modeling morphology population remote sensing

Editors and affiliations

  • Bin Jiang
    • 1
  • Xiaobai Yao
    • 2
  1. 1.Inst. Teknik, Div. GeomaticsUniversity of GävleGävleSweden
  2. 2.Dept. GeographyUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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