ON EXPONENTIAL DENSITIES AND URBAN FORM

Distinctive features of exponential density are discussed with special reference to its application for cities with streets laid out on Manhattan or rectangular grid patterns. The case is considered for a city modeled on the x-y plane, R square, with the city center at the origin. The economic meaning of various mathematical assuptions are explained. Good visual fits for data have been obtained using this Manhattan model.

  • Corporate Authors:

    General Motors Corporation

    Research and Development Center, 30500 Mound Road
    Warren, MI  USA  48090
  • Authors:
    • Nash, D H
    • Beckman, M J
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149707
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Rept. No. GMR-1757
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM