The Future of Urban Networks

Perspectives on Urban Networks

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A City is not a Tree


Alexander offers one of the first graph theoretic descriptions of a city, contending that urban forms can be understood as semi-lattices.

Working Papers

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An introduction to the network weight matrix

Global city clusters: Theorizing spatial and non-spatial proximity in inter-urban firm networks

Alireza Ermagun & David Levinson, Presented at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting 2017.
Kirsten Martinus & Thomas Sigler (under review)

Spatial patterns in urban systems


Hoai Nguyen Huynh, Evgeny Makarov, Erika Fille Legara, Christopher Monterola, & Lock Yue Chew