MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING METHODS AND THE ANALYSIS OF URBAN STRUCTURE
By examining the maximum and minimum amounts of travel possible for the daily journey-to-work in a city or urban form (either real or a theoretical simplification), an additional dimension has been introduced in the theory of urban spatial structure, since the boundary conditions or theoretical limits have thus been determined uniquely. It is hypothesised that the upper and lower bounds (and consequently the ratio of the maximum over the minimum amount of travel possible, defined as the "range ratio"), subject to the given land-use constraint nature, exert a joint influence on the observed work-travel patterns in our modern cities. Many geometrically simple urban shapes, three Australian and eleven Asian cities are examined in the analysis carried out by linear programming packages and the gravity model.
- The thesis was submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Engineering Science at the University of New South Wales.
University of New South WalesGate 9, High Street
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- Katakos, A
- Publication Date: 1984-6
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 164 p.
- TRT Terms: City planning; Computer programs; Costs; Gravity models; Land use; Linear programming; Mathematical models; Theses; Transportation planning; Travel demand; Urban areas; Urban transportation; Work trips
- ITRD Terms: 224: Cost; 690: Gravity model; 621: Journey to work; 356: Land use; 6473: Mathematical model; 8645: Software; 8597: Thesis; 354: Town planning; 313: Urban area
- Subject Areas: Finance; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00455366
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: ARRB
- Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
- Created Date: May 31 1986 12:00AM