Ergodic properties of urban street networks in the UK

A. Paolo Masucci, Kiril Stanilov, Elsa Arcaute, Erez Hatna, Michael Batty

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Abstract

In this paper we study the statistical properties of urban street networks. We show that urban and non-urban street networks can be differentiated through their statistical properties, suggesting at a transition between two phases. We introduce a definition of city boundaries based on the percolation properties of the network in the street intersection density space, through the concept of city condensation threshold. Finally, using an historical dataset covering the growth of London during 224 years, we show that some global statistical measures display the same time and space evolution, i.e. they seem to be ergodic properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 International Conference on Signal-Image Technology and Internet-Based Systems, SITIS 2013
Pages634-640
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 9th International Conference on Signal-Image Technology and Internet-Based Systems, SITIS 2013 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Dec 2 2013Dec 5 2013

Other

Other2013 9th International Conference on Signal-Image Technology and Internet-Based Systems, SITIS 2013
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period12/2/1312/5/13

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Keywords

  • Ergodicity
  • Percolation
  • Planar graphs
  • Urban networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing

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Masucci, A. P., Stanilov, K., Arcaute, E., Hatna, E., & Batty, M. (2013). Ergodic properties of urban street networks in the UK. In Proceedings - 2013 International Conference on Signal-Image Technology and Internet-Based Systems, SITIS 2013 (pp. 634-640). [6727254] https://doi.org/10.1109/SITIS.2013.104