Experiments with settlement aggregation models

Erickson, Bill and Lloyd-Jones, Tony (1997) Experiments with settlement aggregation models. In: Space Syntax, First international conference, volume 1 proceedings. Space Syntax Laboratory, the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London, London, UK..

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The use of fractal techniques to model aspects of urban form is now well established. However, to date these have concentrated on specific general attributes of urban form, usually focused at a macro level. In this paper we argue that the urban system is complex and its global spatial attributes related to patterns of activity and movement at the local scale. In order to arrive at a generative model which simulates the pattern of urban development, two interrelated urban spatial systems need to be modelled together. These are the built form system which reflects the pattern of uses and activities associated with the use of particular spaces and the movement system that connects those spaces. We will describe early experiments in spatial modelling which attempt to combine aspects of the two systems in the understanding of the development of informal settlements and low-income housing in developing countries.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment > Architecture and the Built Environment, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Rachel Wheelhouse
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2014 16:01
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2014 16:02
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/13556

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