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Geocomputation and Urban Planning

Beniamino Murgante, University of Basilicata, Italy
Giuseppe Borruso, University of Trieste, Italy
Alessandra Lappucci, University of Pisa, Italy


Sixteen years ago, Franklin estimated that about 80% of data contain geo-referenced information. To date, the availability of geographic data and information is growing, together with the capacity of users to operate with IT tools and instruments. Spatial data infrastructures are growing and allow a wide number of users to rely on them. 
This growth has not been fully coupled to an increase of knowledge to support spatial decisions. Spatial analytical techniques, geographical analysis and modelling methods are therefore required to analyse data and to facilitate the decision process at all levels. Old geographical issues can find an answer thanks to new methods and instruments, while new issues are developing, challenging researchers towards new solutions. This volume aims to contribute to the development of new techniques and methods to improve the process of knowledge acquisition. The Geocomputational 
expression is related to the development and the application of new theories, methods and tools in order to provide better solutions to complex geographical problems. The geocomputational analysis discussed in this volume, could be classified according to three main domains of applications; the first one related to spatial decision support system and to spatial uncertainty, the second connected to artificial intelligence, the third based on all spatial statistics techniques.

Table of contents

  1. Geocomputation and urban planning, Beniamino Murgante, Giuseppe Borruso, Alessandra Lapucci
  2. Detection of urban socio-economic patterns using clustering techniquesDevis Tuia, Christian Kaiser, Antonio daCunha, and Mikhail Kanevski 
  3. A Tale of Two Cities. Density Analysis of CBD on Two Midsize Urban Areas in Northeastern ItalyGiuseppe Borruso, Andrea Porceddu
  4. Identification of “Hot Spots” of Social and Housing Difficulty in Urban Areas: Scan Statistic for Housing Market and Urban Planning PoliciesSilvestro Montrone, Paola Perchinunno, Antonella Di Giuro, Francesco Rotondo, Carmelo Maria Torre
  5. The town at the end of the town: integration and segregation in suburbia Valerio Cutini
  6. Planning evacuation by means of a multi-modal mesoscopic dynamic traffic simulation model,  Massimo Di Gangi 
  7. Improving Moran’s Index to Identify Hot Spots in Traffic SafetyElke Moons, Tom Brijs, Geert Wets 
  8. Visual Impact Assessment in urban planning, Maria Danese, Gabriele Nolè, Beniamino Murgante
  9. Urban Roughness Parameters Calculation in the City of Rome by Applying Analytical and Simplified Formulations: Comparison of ResultsMaria Ioannilli, Enrico Rocchi
  10. An Object-Oriented Model for the Sustainable Management of Evolving Spatio-Temporal InformationChristine Plumejeaud, Bogdan Moisuc, Jérôme Gensel, Marlène Villanova, Sandro Bimonte 
  11. GIS and LIDAR data analysis for the integration of 3D indicators on urban morphogenesis multi-agent vector based geosimulationVitor Silva, Corinne Plazanet, Jong Jin Park, Cláudio Carneiro, François Golay 
  12. Urban pattern morphology time variation in southern Italy by using Landsat imagery, Luciano Telesca, Rosa Coluzzi and Rosa Lasaponara 
  13. Predicting the Urban Spread Using Spatio-Morphological ModelsChristine Voiron-Canicio 
  14. A Multi-Agent Geosimulation Infrastructure for Planning, Ivan Blecic, Arnaldo Cecchini and Giuseppe A. Trunfio
  15. A Participative Multi Agent System for Urban Sustainable MobilityAlessandra Lapucci, Silvana Lombardo, Massimiliano Petri, Marco Rotonda 


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