Search for dissertations about: "Urban Scaling"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 10 swedish dissertations containing the words Urban Scaling.

  1. 1. The Inherent Complexity of Agglomeration : Essays on the self-organization of urban economies

    University dissertation from Lund University

    Author : Joakim Wernberg; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2017]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Complex adaptive system CAS ; Complexity; Self-organization; Agglomeration economies; Knowledge spillovers; Information processing; Local interactions; Cities; Urban economies; Urban Scaling; Intra-urban scaling;

    Abstract : This doctoral thesis combines complexity science and economic geography in order to explore bottom-up, self-organizing principles within urban economies, in particular in relation to the flow of information and knowledge between people. The thesis consists of a kappa that covers the general theoretical framework and four papers. READ MORE

  2. 2. CVD Growth of Silicon Carbide for High Frequency Applications

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Urban Forsberg; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [2001]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TECHNOLOGY Engineering physics Material physics with surface physics; TEKNIKVETENSKAP Teknisk fysik Materialfysik med ytfysik;

    Abstract : Silicon Carbide (SiC) is an important wide band gap semiconductor with outstanding electronic properties. With figures of merit far better than silicon, SiC is believed to replace and outcompete silicon in many applications using high frequencies, high voltage and high temperatures. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Principle of Scaling of Geographic Space and its Application in Urban Studies

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Xintao Liu; KTH.; Högskolan i Gävle.; [2012]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; geographic space; scaling; GIScience; VGI; OSM; heavy-tailed distribution; the head tail division rule; space syntax; nature street; urban sprawl; floating car data; hierarchical spatial structure;

    Abstract : Geographic space is the large-scale and continuous space that encircles the earth and in which human activities occur. The study of geographic space has drawn attention in many different fields and has been applied in a variety of studies, including those on cognition, urban planning and navigation systems. READ MORE

  4. 4. Geospatial Knowledge Discovery using Volunteered Geographic Information a Complex System Perspective

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Tao Jia; KTH.; [2012]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; knowledge discovery; urban systems; complex system; VGI; OSM; GPS tracking dataset; scaling; heavy-tailed distribution detection; urban sprawl; Zipf’s law; human activity mobility patterns; agent-based modeling; complex network.;

    Abstract : The continuous progression of urbanization has resulted in an increasing number of people living in cities or towns. In parallel, advancements in technologies, such as the Internet, telecommunications, and transportation, have allowed for better connectivity among people. READ MORE

  5. 5. Urban poverty, social exclusion and social housing finance. The case of PRODEL in Nicaragua

    University dissertation from Lund University, Housing Development & Management

    Author : Alfredo Stein; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2010]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Urban poverty; Microfinance; Social exclusion; Social housing finance; Central America; Asset accumulation; Infrastructure; Financial inclusion; Nicaragua; International donors;

    Abstract : The purpose of the thesis is to further understand key conceptual and operational challenges that international aid donors, and public and private institutions, face while designing and implementing alternative forms of social housing finance which aim to be inclusive for the urban poor. Based on an in-depth study of the work of the Foundation for the Promotion of Local Development (PRODEL) in three cities in Nicaragua during a period of 15 years, the thesis tries to answer three research questions: What are the constraints the urban poor face in financing the incremental way they build their individual housing and collective assets? Why does housing microfinance not always enhance inclusion of the urban poor? How does the tension between the goal of achieving financial sustainability and increasing financial inclusion affect the policy of international donors and governments, and the practice of local financial institutions? To answer these questions, the thesis adopts a realist approach as well as a critical case study method as used in disciplines such as political science and history to explain the trends and complexities of the phenomena investigated, and formulates an argument in the form of a proposition: if financial exclusion occurs in PRODEL it might also occur elsewhere. READ MORE