Preface; Acknowledgements; List of figures; List of tables; Introduction; 1. The art of urban modelling; 2. Models for generating and allocating urban activities; 3. Urban models as systems of equations; 4. Subregional model design: impact analysis; 5. Calibration and prediction with activity allocation models; 6. Exploratory calibration: search by golden section; 7. Calibration as non-linear optimisation; 8. Spatial system design and fast calibration of activity allocation models; 9. Hierarchical modelling; 10. Disaggregated residential location models; 11. Urban dynamics; 12. Dynamic simulation of an urban system; Conclusions; Bibliography; Author index; Subject index.
Introduces mathematical models of urban phenomena relevant to scientists and planners attempting to understand and predict the form of cities and regions.