MORPHOLOGICAL APPROACH TO METROPOLITAN HIGHWAY SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, PLANNING, AND POLICY DESIGN

Morphology is the subject matter of study in physical and biological sciences. A few attempts have been made to apply the biologists' and paleontologists' morphological study model known as allometry to social sciences fields and urbanization dynamics. However in social and sociocultural situations all forms are changeable by volition and policy, as opposed to being the result of fixed information which is stored in the genes. In studying metropolitan areas it is advantageous to regard the allometric relations as merely morphological relations indicating norms by which the components of the system change in relation to the change of the whole system. The morphological analysis approach for a metropolitan highway system has been formulated by utilizing relations defined in the tri-state metropolitan area (Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York). The study demonstrates that this approach is suitable for highway network planning and comprehensive policy design.(a) (TRRL)

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  • Authors:
    • Balkus, K
    • Olsen, W T
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00310276
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM