Multi-scale Analysis of Urban Spatial Structures Acquired from OpenStreetMap

Dimitri Volchenkov, Veniamin Smirnov

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We propose computationally feasible statistical algorithms for the automated assessment of isolation and integration of urban locations and neighborhoods by using maps acquired from the OpenStreetMap service. Integration and isolation defined by observing the properties of scale-dependent random walks on city street maps are not always opposites. While isolation worsens economic and social mobility prospects in sprawling metropolitan areas, some secluded places homing the wealthiest can be characterized as being in integrated isolation in the city.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNonlinear Physical Science
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameNonlinear Physical Science
ISSN (Print)1867-8440
ISSN (Electronic)1867-8459


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