A DYNAMIC THEORY OF ACCESS AND LAND DEVELOPMENT

This paper describes a theory of access and land development containing explicit time dependence. The theory is based on concepts drawn from earlier work on the equilibrium relation between access and land development. In the earlier work, a quantity called temperature emerged, and this quantity may be calcualted for each zone as a function of both its access and its development. When these temperatures are the same everywhere, equilibrium is obtained. In the dynamic extension, temperature differences between each zone and the rest of the world act to foster changes in the development of each zone at a rate related to the magnitude of the difference and in the direction of diminishing them. The behavior aspects of the dynamic theory that are visible in its formulation and in a few experimental calculations are discussed as well as primeval computational procedures and problems. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 62-67
  • Monograph Title: Social and economic factors in transportation planning
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  • Accession Number: 00163025
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025966
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM