New Frontiers in Urban Analysis: In Honor of Atsuyuki Okabe

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  • Includes the work of leading experts who have worked or studied with Atsuyuki Okabe, Japan’s leading expert in spatial analysis
  • Represents the state-of-the-art in Urban Analysis
  • Examines case studies in urban planning, transport, administrations, and public health
  • Provides access to cutting-edge work that has never previously been translated


Bringing together the world’s leading experts in Urban Analysis, this remarkable and critically acclaimed volume applies the theories and models of Atsuyuko Okabe, Japan’s preeminent spatial analyst, to case studies in urban planning, transport, administration, and public health in the context of the highly advanced Japanese planning system. It includes information that has never appeared in English, covering the development of techniques in GIS, spatial modeling, and methodologies of spatial analysis as they are applied to urban environments. Each of the contributors has worked directly with or studied under Professor Okabe

Table of Contents

Preface, Yasushi Asami, Yukio Sadahiro, and Toru Ishikawa

Future Directions of Spatial Analysis, Atsuyuki Okabe

Section I Urban Analysis and Planning Theories, Yasushi Asami

Characterization of Ratio-Type Indices for Evaluating

Residential Environment

A Compound Simulation Model of Land Use Patterns and

Its Implications

Optimal Hierarchical Transportation System with Economies

of Scale

A Study of the Route-Memorizing Mechanism: Experiments

through Computer-Aided Walking Simulation

Artificial Neural Network Model Estimating Land Use Change

in the Southwestern Part of Nagareyama City, Chiba Prefecture



Section II Urban Analysis in the Social Sciences, Toru Ishikawa

Empirical Analysis of the Evaluation of Judicial Precedents

of Compensation Fees for the Surrendering of Lease Premises

Qualitative Analysis of Two-Dimensional Urban Employee

Distributions in Japan: A Comparative Study with Urban

Population Distributions by Means of Graph Theoretic

Surface Analysis

An Empirical Analysis of Consumers’ Evaluation

of Department Stores

An Experimental Analysis of the Perception of the Area

of an Open Space Using 3-D Stereo Dynamic Graphics


Section III Spatial Analysis, Yukio Sadahiro

Inverse Distance-Weighted Method for Point Interpolation

on a Network

Analysis of the Similarity between Spatial Tessellations:

Method and Application

A New Method of Facility Location Using a Genetic Algorithm

Based on Co-evolution-Locational Optimization of Facilities

by Co-evolution of Their Locations and User Allocation

Hierarchy of System of Urban Facilities: Focusing on the

Relationship between Administrative Systems and Population