The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis


CASA Working Paper 137


1 July 2008

The 'thermodynamics' of the city

The methods of statistical mechanics have been successfully applied in urban modelling and there has been some attempt at the interpretation of the results in terms of 'thermodynamics'. The aim of this paper is to seek to review these interpretations more systematically, to seek new insights and to chart a programme of future research which would be facilitated by the bringing together of interdisciplinary teams.

This working paper is available as a PDF. The file size is 572KB.

Authors: Alan Wilson

Publication Date: 1/7/2008

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