Spatial Mobility and Settlement Patterns: An Application of a Behavioural Entropy

Nijkamp P (1976). Spatial Mobility and Settlement Patterns: An Application of a Behavioural Entropy. IIASA Research Memorandum. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RM-76-045

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Abstract

This paper is concerned with the intricate interrelation between urban and rural development. Particular attention is paid to suburbanization processes and mobility patterns, with an emphasis on the links between spatial structures and the development of settlement patterns.

In addition, a formal analysis is presented which investigates the determinants of mobility behavior and consequences of the latter for a settlement system. Next, a variety of entropy hypotheses is introduced to estimate the most probable spatial flows in a settlement system.

Finally, an integrated behavioral entropy approach is proposed as a reasonable method to fill in the "black box" of a settlement pattern and its associated spatial flows.

The analysis is illustrated by means of an empirical study of one of the Dutch provinces.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Memorandum)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:43
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2016 15:30
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/639

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