SYSTEMS MODELS FOR TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS. PART II. THE SOCIAL PHYSICS FOR MODERN SOCIETIES: THE ROLE OF THE CITIES
The objective of the research was to make use of a physically based social systems model, developed earlier, to study the determinants of city sizes and their national interactions. In particular, information on the role of a transportation system in affecting city sizes was required. In this second part, the relation between the urban settlements and a potential mapping that is related to the land (its population density, material and energy resources, activities, products, and consumption) is outlined. The dependence of the urban settlement distribution on long-distance international trade is discussed. The emergence of a new major social institution, the large corporation which is competitive with the urban settlement, is discussed. The socio-economic effects of transportation systems, and their modernization is described.
- See also Part 1 dated Sep 77, PB-272 795.
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Transportation Systems Center55 Broadway, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA United States 02142
- Iberall, A S
- Cardon, S Z
- Publication Date: 1977-9
- Pagination: 161 p.
- TRT Terms: Corporations; Distributions (Statistics); Land use; Materials; Mathematical models; Optimization; Physics; Planning; Population; Social sciences; Socioeconomic factors; Technology; Trade; Transportation; Transportation planning; Urban areas; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Distribution functions; Interaction
- Subject Areas: Economics; Environment; Materials; Planning and Forecasting; Society; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00167393
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TST-OST-77-34.IIFinal Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1157
- Files: NTIS, TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 27 1981 12:00AM