Mathematical Analysis of Urban Spatial Networks
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (18 March 2022) | Viewed by 9400
Interests: data analysis; stochastic nonlinear dynamics; urban studies; complexity and uncertainty in the real-world systems
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Cities are the largest and most complex editors of human interactions that cause chief social and economic impacts on the lives of not only the present inhabitants, but also of the generations to come. Built environments constrain our visual space, thus limiting our space perception to the immediate vicinities and structuring a field of possible actions in that. Through spatial organization of a surrounding place, we can create new rules for how neighborhoods are combined into a strongly inhomogeneous network providing space where people can move and provoking chance encounters and interactions. Space structure and its impact on movement are critical to the link between the built environment and its social functioning. Many neighborhoods are cut off from other parts of the city by poor transport links and haphazard urban planning, which can often lead to social ills. Sociologists think that isolation worsens an area’s economic prospects by reducing opportunities for commerce and engenders a sense of isolation in inhabitants, both of which can fuel poverty and crime. Spatial structures creating a local situation in which there is no relation between movements inside the spatial pattern and outside it and the lack of natural space occupancy become associated with social misuse of structurally abandoned spaces.
In the proposed Special Issue, we aim to organize a broad discussion on urban morphology, urban forms, spatial networks, and structures, offering a much-needed mathematical perspective. Entropy and information theory methods would provide new insights into urban complexity and self-organization as tools and frames to disentangle the ideas that pervade arguments about form and function of the city.
Dr. Dimitri Volchenkov
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- Urban morphology
- Urban complexity and entropy
- Swarm intelligence in urban processes
- Urban geometry
- Agent-based modelling of urban processes
- Entropic force in society and urban studies