THE INTERVENING-OPPORTUNITIES MODEL APPLIED TO LAND USE IN A UNIFORM CITY

THE DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATION DENSITY IS DERIVED FOR A PERFECTLY UNIFORM CITY FOR WHICH THE INTERVENING- OPPORTUNITIES MODEL, WITH ONLY ONE CENTER OF ATTRACTION, APPLIES TO LAND USE. IT HAS BEEN SHOWN THAT IN MANY CITIES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, THE LOGARITHM OF THE POPULATION DENSITY DECREASES APPROXIMATELY LINEARLY WITH DISTANCE FROM THE CITY CENTER. WITH THE SIMPLE INTERVENING- OPPORTUNITIES MODEL, TOWARDS THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE CITY, THE LOGARITHM DECREASES APPROXIMATELY AS THE SQUARE OF THE DISTANCE. THE MODEL ALSO PREDICTS THAT THE BOUNDARY OF THE DEVELOPED AREA BECOMES SHARPER AS THE POPULATION INCREASES. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Bul No 1, 11 PP, 3 FIG
  • Corporate Authors:

    Melbourne University, Australia

    Department of Civil Engineering, Grattan Street
    Parkville, Victoria 3053,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Miller, A J
  • Publication Date: 1969-8

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00240582
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 9 1970 12:00AM