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Centrality measures in spatial networks of urban streets

Porta, S. and Crucitti, P. and Latora, V. (2006) Centrality measures in spatial networks of urban streets. Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics, 73 (3, par). 036125-1. ISSN 1063-651X

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We study centrality in urban street patterns of different world cities represented as networks in geographical space. The results indicate that a spatial analysis based on a set of four centrality indices allows an extended visualization and characterization of the city structure. A hierarchical clustering analysis based on the distributions of centrality has a certain capacity to distinguish different classes of cities. In particular, self-organized cities exhibit scale-free properties similar to those found in nonspatial networks, while planned cities do not.

Item type: Article
ID code: 18459
Keywords: spatial networks, urban, Mathematical geography. Cartography, Statistics, Physics and Astronomy(all), Mathematical Physics, Statistical and Nonlinear Physics, Condensed Matter Physics
Subjects: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > Mathematical geography. Cartography
Social Sciences > Statistics
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Architecture
Depositing user: Dr Nina Baker
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2010 13:17
Last modified: 21 May 2015 11:37

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