This book, first published in 1979, discusses the concepts, models and techniques used in urban analysis and planning. This study reviews many of the older concepts and models of urban spatial structure, laying the foundations of analysis carried out in the later parts of the book. Topics such as social area analysis, urban economic activity and spatial interaction are considered. This comprehensive study of geography and planning presents a distinctive contribution to the understanding of the nature of the city and its inherent problems.

part One|152 pages

Concepts and Methods in Urban Analysis

chapter 1|23 pages

The Nature of Cities

chapter 2|24 pages

Urban Population

chapter 3|33 pages

Urban Economic Activity

chapter 4|17 pages

Spatial Interaction in The Urban System

part Two|205 pages

Simulation Techniques in Urban Analysis

chapter 7|13 pages

Simulation Modelling and The Urban System

chapter 8|26 pages

Probability Models of Urban Analysis

chapter 9|30 pages

Optimisation Models

chapter 10|16 pages

Entropy Modelling

chapter 12|28 pages

A Model of Metropolis

chapter 13|12 pages