UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

A spatial signature of sprawl:or the proportion and distribution of linear networkcircuits

Conroy-Dalton, R; Dalton, NS; (2005) A spatial signature of sprawl:or the proportion and distribution of linear networkcircuits. In: (Proceedings) GeoComputation 2005. : Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Green open access

[thumbnail of SSS.pdf.pdf]
Preview
PDF
SSS.pdf.pdf

Download (209kB)

Abstract

This paper sets out to investigate whether the frequency distribution ofthe linear network circuits within a graph-based representation of aroad transportation system can be helpful in identifying sprawl and, inparticular, whether a ?spatial signature of sprawl? can be determined.This paper is based upon an earlier study on Peachtree City, Georgiaand in particular of its dual transportation system (roads and golf cartpaths). In order to fully understand the effect that the dualtransportation system has upon Peachtree City, the frequencydistribution of its circuits are compared to three, supposed, ?suburban?areas and three, supposed, ?urban? districts. The conclusion of thispaper is that there is, unquestionably, a measurable continuum between?suburbia? and ?urbanity? and that this is reflected in the frequency,length and distribution of the graph network circuits. The main sectionof this paper is concerned with the presentation and discussion ofalternative algorithms for calculating these circuits. This section isfollowed by an introduction of a selection of methods for interpretingthe resultant data. Finally, with respect to Peachtree City, this paperconcludes that the effect of the dual transportation system is to make itmore ?urban? than it would otherwise be, although it remains adistinctly suburban environment.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: A spatial signature of sprawl:or the proportion and distribution of linear networkcircuits
Event: GeoComputation 2005
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Additional information: Imported via OAI, 7:29:01 30th Sep 2005
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1106
Downloads since deposit
649Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item