THE DYNAMICS OF URBAN EVOLUTION. VOLUME I: INTER-URBAN EVOLUTION
The concept of "order by fluctuation," that has appeared recently in physico-chemical and biological systems, is applied to the description of urban growth. It is shown that fluctuations play a vital role in the evolutionary process of urban growth. The evolution of a complex system cannot be known simply by studying deterministic equations describing the system. It is necessary, in addition, to study the effects of fluctuations, or historical accident, which can drive the system to new modes of behavior. Taking account of both the deterministic elements of urban growth and the appearance of innovations at chance locations in an economic region, a transportation-sensitive dynamic model of the evolution of the organization of urban centers was developed.
- See also Volume 2, PB-288958.
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- ALLEN, P M
- Deneubourg, J L
- Sanglier, M
- BOON, F
- DePalma, A
- Publication Date: 1978-10
- Pagination: 85 p.
- TRT Terms: Economic factors; Mathematical models; Simulation; Socioeconomic factors; Sociology; Transportation planning; Urban areas; Urban development; Urban growth; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Patterns
- Old TRIS Terms: Fluctuation
- Subject Areas: Economics; Environment; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Railroads; Society;
- Accession Number: 00190522
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-RSPA7820VOl1Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1185
- Files: NTIS, TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 14 1981 12:00AM