The effects of configurational and functional factors on the spatial distribution of pedestrians

Yoav Lerman*, Itzhak Omer

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The research presented here deals with pedestrian movement in two adjacent areas located in the city of Tel-Aviv that were established in different periods and according to different city planning doctrines: pre-modern and modern urban planning. Consequently, these areas differ in the street network spatial configurational attributes and in the functional built environment attributes. Statistical and geographical analysis showed that in spite of their physical proximity, the two areas examined in this study differed significantly in the volume and the geographical distribution of pedestrian movement as well as in the explaining attributes of this distribution. It was found that in pre-modern environment, pedestrian movement is more predictable and has higher correlation to the spatial configurational attributes of street network than in modern environment. The findings of this research can contribute to a greater understanding of the factors that shape pedestrian movement in pre-modern and modern urban environments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeographic Information Science at the Heart of Europe
EditorsBenedicte Bucher, Danny Vandenbroucke, Joep Crompvoets
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783319006147
StatePublished - 2013
Event16th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 14 May 201317 May 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography
ISSN (Print)1863-2351


Conference16th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science


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