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Spatial Dynamics, Networks and Modelling

Edited by Aura Reggiani, Professor, University of Bologna, Italy and Peter Nijkamp, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands and the Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza din Iasi, Iasi, Romania
This important new book provides a valuable set of studies on spatial dynamics, emerging networks and modelling efforts. It employs interdisciplinary concepts alongside innovative trajectories to highlight recent advances in analysing and modelling the spatial economy, transport networks, industrial dynamics and regional systems. It is argued that modelling network processes at different spatial scales provides critical information for the design of plans and policies. Furthermore, a key issue in the current complex and heterogeneous landscape is the adoption and validation of new approaches, models and methodologies, which are able to grasp the emergent aspects of economic uncertainty and discontinuity, as well as overcome the current difficulties of carrying out appropriate forecasts. In exploring diverse pathways for theoretical, methodological and empirical analysis, this exciting volume offers promising and evolutionary perspectives on the modern spatial network society.
Extent: 520 pp
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Publication Date: 2006
ISBN: 978 1 84542 450 3
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Regional Economics
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Regional Economics
As a result of the drastic changes caused by major systemic shifts in society, such as the rise of the knowledge economy or the increasing use of information and communication technology, modern economies have witnessed a transition to a networked society, where interconnectivity and interoperability between different economic systems and layers play a significant role.

This important new book provides a valuable set of studies on spatial dynamics, emerging networks and modelling efforts. It employs interdisciplinary concepts alongside innovative trajectories to highlight recent advances in analysing and modelling the spatial economy, transport networks, industrial dynamics and regional systems. It is argued that modelling network processes at different spatial scales provides critical information for the design of plans and policies. Furthermore, a key issue in the current complex and heterogeneous landscape is the adoption and validation of new approaches, models and methodologies, which are able to grasp the emergent aspects of economic uncertainty and discontinuity, as well as overcome the current difficulties of carrying out appropriate forecasts. In exploring diverse pathways for theoretical, methodological and empirical analysis, this exciting volume offers promising and evolutionary perspectives on the modern spatial network society.

Spatial Dynamics, Networks and Modelling is a unique and illuminating book, which will have widespread appeal among students, scholars and practitioners of spatial economics, regional science, transport economics and geography.
‘the editors have done an excellent job in bringing together a comprehensive collection of cutting edge research findings on network theory. . .’
– Sierdjan Koster, European Spatial Research and Policy

‘. . . the book should be useful reading for scientists and policymakers beyond regional or urban development studies, where the communication of science to policy audiences is becoming increasingly important. . . Reggiani and Nijkamp present insights for spatial modellers with an interest in complex systems, policy development, science–policy interaction, land-use planning, urban and regional development, transport planning, and more. Underpinned by ideas of complex systems, the authors have shown the utility of combining network theories with traditional spatial modelling techniques. Taking these ideas together with time–geographical approaches to addressing human dynamics, the authors have paved the way for future research in spatial modelling and urban and regional policy development.’
– Tim Oxley, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design
Contributors: F.-J. Bade, D. Ballas, M. Beuthe, R.A. Boschma, R. Camagni, R. Capello, C. Chasco-Yrigoyen, G. Clarke, T. de Graaff, A. de Palma, D. Dorling, F. Dunkerley, K. Frenken, S.P. Gorman, K.E. Haynes, B. Jourquin, R.G. Kulkarni, F. Medda, J.M. Mella-Márquez, P. Nijkamp, N. Picard, S. Proost, A. Reggiani, P. Rietveld, D. Rossiter, G. Russo, L.A. Schintler, R.R. Stough, K. van Montfort, F.G. van Oort, L. van Wissen, C. Ventrucci, T. Verburg, N. Waters, R. Wenting
Contents:

Preface

1. Space in Motion
Aura Reggiani and Peter Nijkamp

PART I: ANALYTICAL ADVANCES IN MODELLING THE SPACE-ECONOMY
2. Network and Nodal Indices. Measures of Complexity and Redundancy: A Review
Nigel Waters

3. Power and Packets: A Spatial Network Comparison of the US Electric Power Grid and the Internet Network
Laurie A. Schintler, Rajendra G. Kulkarni, Sean P. Gorman and Roger R. Stough

4. Spatial Data Clustering and Self-Organized Criticality: Empirical Experiments on Regional Labour Market Dynamics
Aura Reggiani, Christian Ventrucci, Peter Nijkamp and Giovanni Russo

5. Spatial Effects and Non-Linearity in Spatial Regression Models: Simulation Results for Several Misspecification Tests
Thomas de Graaff, Kees van Montfort and Peter Nijkamp

PART II: MODELLING TRANSPORT NETWORKS
6. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Management Using Boolean Networks
Kingsley E. Haynes, Rajendra G. Kulkarni, Laurie A. Schintler and Roger R. Stough

7. Route Choice Behaviour with Risk-Averse Users
André de Palma and Nathalie Picard

8. A Decade of Freight Transport Modelling with Virtual Networks: Acquired Experiences and New Challenges
Bart Jourquin and Michel Beuthe

PART III: SPATIAL AND INDUSTRIAL DYNAMICS
9. Variety and Regional Growth: Theory, Measurement and Outcomes
Koen Frenken, Frank G. van Oort and Thijs Verburg

10. Modelling the Entrepreneurial Space-Economy: An Overview
Peter Nijkamp and Leo van Wissen

11. The Spatial Formation of the Automobile Industry in Great Britain: Does Location Matter?
Rik Wenting and Ron A. Boschma

PART IV: DYNAMICS IN REGIONAL SYSTEMS
12. Evolution of Regional Employment in Germany: Forecasts 2001 to 2010
Franz-Josef Bade

13. Urban Growth and Territorial Dynamics: A Spatial-Econometric Analysis of Spain
José M. Mella-Márquez and Coro Chasco-Yrigoyen

14. Using a Spatial Microsimulation Model for the Estimation of the Geographical Impact of British National Government Policies
Dimitris Ballas, Graham Clarke, Danny Dorling and David Rossiter

PART V: DYNAMICS IN URBAN TRANSPORT SYSTEMS
15. Dynamic Effects of Transport Costs on Urban Shape
Francesca Medda, Peter Nijkamp and Piet Rietveld

16. Imperfect Competition and Congestion in a City with Asymmetric Subcentres
André de Palma, Fay Dunkerley and Stef Proost

17. An ex ante Evaluation of an Urban Project through Property Value Increases: A Hedonic Price Approach
Roberto Camagni and Roberta Capello

Index