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Multi-dimensional Urban Network Percolation

Raimbault, J; (2019) Multi-dimensional Urban Network Percolation. Journal of Interdisciplinary Methodologies and Issues in Sciences , 5 10.18713/JIMIS-180719-5-5. Green open access

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Abstract

Network percolation has recently been proposed as a method to characterize the global structure of an urban system form the bottom-up. This paper proposes to extend urban network percolation in a multi-dimensional way, to take into account both urban form (spatial distribution of population) and urban functions (here as properties of transportation networks). The method is applied to the European urban system to reconstruct endogenous urban regions. The variable parametrization allows to consider patterns of optimization for two stylized contradictory sustainability indicators (economic performance and greenhouse gases emissions). This suggests a customizable spatial design of policies to develop sustainable territories.

Type: Article
Title: Multi-dimensional Urban Network Percolation
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.18713/JIMIS-180719-5-5
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.18713/JIMIS-180719-5-5
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © JIMIS, Creative Commons.
Keywords: Road network; Multi-dimensional percolation; European urban system; Mega-city region
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10092417
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