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Title: A dynamic model of growth and decline in industrial cities
Author: Angelis, Vasilis
ISNI:       0000 0001 3424 5709
Awarding Body: University of Warwick
Current Institution: University of Warwick
Date of Award: 1978
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The principal aim of this study is the construction of a dynamic model for the analysis of the process of development — growth or decline—of an industrial city. The study is divided into four parts Part 1 discusses the Dynamics of the industrial city and introduces one of the fundamental concepts for the construction of the model; the Image of the city. It is argued that the image of a city displays generally discontinuous behaviour und Catastrophe Theory is used for its study. Part 2 covers the presentation of the model. It la divided into five submodels and behavioural relations are used in a simulation context to represent the interactions between the various urban entities. Although the proposed model is primarily descriptive, extensions of its use for planning purposes are also discussed Part 3 concentrates on the testing of the model. Data for Coventry and Oldham is used, both to validate the use of the concept of a city's Image in modelling urban development and then to test the descriptive power of a particular model using that concept. The results obtained by running the model program for Coventry and Oldham but also for a number of other cities show a satisfactory fit to historical reality. Finally, Part 4 consists of several Appendices containing technical and statistical details. For easier presentation, the contents of the study have been arranged into two volumes A and B containing Parts 1-3 and Part 4 respectively.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: HT Communities. Classes. Races