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Exploring urban retail phase transitions – 1: an analysis system

Dearden, J.; Wilson, A.; (2008) Exploring urban retail phase transitions – 1: an analysis system. (CASA Working Papers 140). Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (UCL): London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

A key area in the analysis of the evolution of urban structure through modelling is identifying phase transitions. At these critical points, the structure changes radically. In planning terms, effective analysis would allow us to work towards or away such transitions depending on whether it was a beneficial or detrimental change. A simple aggregate retail model is used here to illustrate the argument. Such explorations have been carried out in the past. Here we present more powerful visualization methods that facilitate the exploration of phase changes in more depth. This prototype offers a good foundation for the development of more realistic systems in the future.

Type:Working / discussion paper
Title:Exploring urban retail phase transitions – 1: an analysis system
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version:http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/publications/workingPaperDetail.asp?ID=140
Language:English
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis

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