Spatial Interaction Processes: An Overview

  • Ashish Sen
  • Tony E. Smith
Part of the Advances in Spatial and Network Economics book series (ADVS ECONOMICS)


In this chapter we introduce the basic theoretical framework to be employed throughout the rest of the book. The formal details of the framework will be developed in a more abstract theoretical setting in Chapter 3 below. Hence the objectives here are to introduce the main concepts in an informal manner, and to illustrate their meaning in terms of simple examples. To do so, we begin in Section 1.2 below with a consideration of the basic theoretical perspectives embodied in the present approach to spatial interaction behavior.


Gravity Model Interaction Pattern Travel Behavior Spatial Interaction Interaction Behavior 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ashish Sen
    • 1
  • Tony E. Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Architecture, Art, and Urban PlanningThe University of Illinois at Chicago School of Urban Planning and Policy (M/C 348)ChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Regional ScienceUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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