A method is proposed for analyzing the variable impact of transportation on urban structure. The varying coefficient model, which uses the negative exponential density function as a theoretical base, provides a means for systematically incorporating hypothesized effects of current and past levels of transportation while holding constant population, income, and other factors identified with current urban spatial structure. The aspects discussed include the following: the theoretical basis for the hypothesized effects of the conditioning variables to be investigated, the development of the model in relation to changing density functions, the estimation of model parameters by use of available cross-sectional data, the application of the model to the generalized problem of the urban density function, and simulated forecasts and analyses of transportation-related changes in urban structure for selected cities. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 31-37
  • Monograph Title: Transportation development and land use planning
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  • Accession Number: 00184714
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026873
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM