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作者 Rashid, Mahbub
書名 The geometry of urban layouts [electronic resource] : a global comparative study / by Mahbub Rashid
出版項 Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2017
國際標準書號 9783319307503 (electronic bk.)
9783319307480 (paper)
國際標準號碼 10.1007/978-3-319-30750-3 doi
book jacket
說明 xiv, 453 p. : ill. (some col.), digital ; 24 cm
附註 Part I. The Geometry of Urban Layouts: A Comparative Study of The Urban Layout Maps of Downtown Areas In Cities Around The World -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Urban Layout and Its Significance -- 3. Studies On The Geometry of Urban Layouts: A Review of The Literature -- 4. Materials and Measures -- 5. Detecting Ordinaries, Extremes, Similarities, and Differences: Univariate Descriptions of Urban Layouts -- 6. Examining Scaling Laws: Bivariate Descriptions of Urban Layouts -- 7. Developing Descriptive Categories, Types, and Indicators: Multivariate Descriptions of Urban Layouts -- 8. Robustness, Resiliency, and Universality in The Geometry of Urban Layouts -- Part II. The Geometry of Urban Layouts: A Compendium of The Urban Layout Maps of Downtown Areas In Cities Around The World -- 9. A Compendium of The Urban Layout Maps of Downtown Areas in Cities Around The World
This book presents a compendium of the urban layout maps of 2-mile square downtown areas of more than one hundred cities in developed and developing countries--all drawn at the same scale using high-resolution satellite images of Google Maps. The book also presents analytic studies using metric geometrical, topological (or network), and fractal measures of these maps. These analytic studies identify ordinaries, extremes, similarities, and differences in these maps; investigate the scaling properties of these maps; and develop precise descriptive categories, types and indicators for multidimensional comparative studies of these maps. The findings of these studies indicate that many geometric relations of the urban layouts of downtown areas follow regular patterns; that despite social, economic, and cultural differences among cities, the geometric measures of downtown areas in cities of developed and developing countries do not show significant differences; and that the geometric possibilities of urban layouts are vastly greater than those that have been realized so far in our cities
Host Item Springer eBooks
主題 City planning
City planning -- Mathematics
Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning
Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry
Economic Geography
Cities, Countries, Regions
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