Cities and Cellular Automata

White, Roger (1998) Cities and Cellular Automata. Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society, 2 (2). pp. 111-125. ISSN 1607-887X

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Cellular automata provide a high-resolution representation of urban spatial dynamics. Consequently they give the most realistic predictions of urban structural evolution, and in particular they are able to replicate the various fractal dimensionalities of actual cities. However, since these models do not readily incorporate certain phenomena like density measures and long-distance (as opposed to neighbourhood) spatial interactions, their performance may be enhanced by integrating them with other types of urban models. Cellular automata based models promise deeper theoretical insights into the nature of cities as self-organizing structures.

Item Type: Article
Item ID: 1918
Keywords: Cellular automata, Urban spatial dynamics, Model integration, Fractal dimensions, Complexity
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Geography
Date: 1998
Date Type: Publication
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