SOME POINTS IN THE METHODOLOGY OF URBAN POPULATION DISTRIBUTIONS

FOR SOME OPERATIONAL PROBLEMS CONCERNED WITH URBAN POPULATIONS, THE ACTUAL LOCATION OF POPULATION WITHIN EACH CITY IS NOT OF PRIMARY IMPORTANCE. FOR SUCH PROBLEMS, IT MAY BE BEST TO PROCEED IN TERMS OF THE FUNCTION A (D) DEFINED AS BEING THE CITY AREA OVER WHICH THE POPULATION DENSITY IS LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO D. THE TYPE OF APPROACH ADOPTED TO AN O.R. PROBLEM CONCERNED WITH URBAN DISTRIBUTIONS, DEPENDS ON THE PARTICULAR PROBLEM. WEISS HAS SHOWN HOW A LARGE NUMBER OF CITIES MAY BE DEALT WITH BY USING THE SAME AVERAGE GOOD MODEL FOR EACH CITY. HOWEVER, IF IT IS DESIRED TO LOOK RATHER CLOSELY AT A RELATIVELY SMALL NUMBER OF COMPLICATED CITIES, IT APPEARS THAT THE APPROACH USING A FUNCTION A (D), DETERMINED INDEPENDENTLY FOR EACH ONE, MAY HAVE SOME VALUE FOR SERVICE PROBLEMS. CLARK'S TYPE OF CIRCULAR REPRESENTATION IS CERTAINLY ONE WORTH TRYING WHEN DISTANCE FROM THE (UNIQUE) CITY CENTER IS IMPORTANT. SHERRATT'S APPROACH IS SIMPLE AND USEFUL FOR SOME PURPOSES AND SOME OF HIS WORK IS EASILY EXTENDED TO A SLIGHTLY MORE GENERAL CLASS OF CITIES. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 16, No 1, PP 1-9
  • Authors:
    • Wilkins, C A
  • Publication Date: 1968-1

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