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Methods and Models in Transport and Telecommunications

Cross Atlantic Perspectives

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Part of the book series: Advances in Spatial Science (ADVSPATIAL)

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XIII
  2. Traffic Forecasting and Transport Network Analysis

    1. Urban Travel Forecasting in the USA and UK

      • David E. Boyce, Huw C. W. L. Williams
      Pages 25-44
  3. Freight Transport

    1. A Multi-Criteria Methodology for Stated Preferences Among Freight Transport Alternatives

      • Michel Beuthe, Christophe Bouffioux, Jan De Maeyer, Giovanna Santamaria, Marie Vandresse, Els Vandaele et al.
      Pages 163-179
  4. Telecommunications and Air Transport

    1. Small-World Phenomena in Communications Networks: A Cross-Atlantic Comparison

      • Laurie A. Schintler, Sean P. Gorman, Aura Reggiani, Roberto Patuelli, Peter Nijkamp
      Pages 201-220
    2. The Diffusion of Cellular Phones: A Model for Italy and a Comparison with the United States

      • Domenico Campisi, Roberta Costa, Carlo Tesauro
      Pages 221-237
  5. Sustainable Transport and Policy Perspectives

    1. European Perspectives on a New Fiscal Framework for Transport

      • Stephen Potter, Graham Parkhurst, Ben Lane
      Pages 319-333
    2. Time and Travel

      • David Banister
      Pages 35-333
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 349-364

About this book

One aspect of the new economy is a transition to a networked society, and the emergence of a highly interconnected, interdependent and complex system of networks to move people, goods and information. An example of this is the in creasing reliance of networked systems (e. g. , air transportation networks, electric power grid, maritime transport, etc. ) on telecommunications and information in frastructure. Many of the networks that evolved today have an added complexity in that they have both a spatial structure – i. e. , they are located in physical space but also an a spatial dimension brought on largely by their dependence on infor mation technology. They are also often just one component of a larger system of geographically integrated and overlapping networks operating at different spatial levels. An understanding of these complexities is imperative for the design of plans and policies that can be used to optimize the efficiency, performance and safety of transportation, telecommunications and other networked systems. In one sense, technological advances along with economic forces that encourage the clustering of activities in space to reduce transaction costs have led to more efficient network structures. At the same time the very properties that make these networks more ef ficient have also put them at a greater risk for becoming disconnected or signifi cantly disruptedwh en super connected nodes are removed either intentionally or through a targeted attack.

Keywords

  • Cross-Atlantic
  • Forecasting
  • Sustainability
  • Telecommunications Networks
  • communication
  • communication network
  • simulation
  • telecommunications
  • traffic
  • transport
  • transportation
  • landscape/regional and urban planning

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"Methods and models consists of two introductory chapters … and 15 more chapters organized into four parts. … Mathematical material is generally well presented … . Methods and Models makes a valuable contribution to the international and interdisciplinary study of transport and telecommunication networks. It should spur researchers in each area to widen their horizons." (Robin Lindsey, Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 47 (2), 2007)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Economics Faculty of Statistics, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

    Aura Reggiani

  • George Mason University, USA

    Laurie A. Schintler

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