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Urban and Regional Analysis
Yoshiaki Osawa
Tsutomu Suzuki
Laboratory of Advanced Research B704
Norimitsu Ishii
Subject Number 01CN204 Units 2
Category MPPS:Assets and Resources/Space and Environment (Electively Required)
Type Lecture Year 1st , 2nd
Term FallAB
Class Hour Friday 1,2
Classroom 3E404
Goal Aims of this class are to acquire fundamental knowledge of urban and regional analysis and to learn techniques for modeling location or density of urban and regional components.
Prerequisites It is preferable for students to have mathematical basic knowledge such as fundamentals of linear algebra, infinitesimal calculus, and statistics.
Class Plan This class introduces the method of active learning by group working. Based on the concept of flipped teaching, students are required to study necessary knowledge (examples are listed below) by using textbooks in advance. The class will proceed by finding out the mechanism or drawing the solution for the problem of familiar application examples. Each group will be organized by 2 to 3 students.

1. Urban modeling
2. Weber model
3. Two-dimensional location
4. Equity problem
5. Distance distribution
6. Elevator model
7. Population growth
8. Cohort analysis
9. Population distribution
10. Road patterns
Textbook KURITA, O.: Urban-Model Reader, Kyoritsu Shuppan Co., Ltd., 2004.
KURITA, O.: Mathematical Models in Urban and regional Studies―Method in Urban Analysis―, Kyoritsu Shuppan Co., Ltd., 2013.
LARSON, R. C. and ODONI, A. R.: Urban Operations Research, Prentice-Hall, NJ, 1981.
OKABE, A., BOOTS, B., SUGIHARA, K. and CHIU, S. N.: Spatial Tessellations: Concepts and Applications of Voronoi Diagrams, Chichester: John Wiley, 2000.
References AOKI, Yoshitsugu: Mathematics for Architectural Planning and Urban Planning, Surikogaku-sha Co.,Ltd., 2006.
Architectural Institute of Japan: Introduction to Optimization in Architecture, 2005.
OKABE, Atsuyuki and SUZUKI, Atsuo: Mathematics for Optimal Job Allocation, Asakura Publishing Co., Ltd., 1992.
Grading According to class attendance, presentation, and reports.
English in the Class Lecture will be given in English if necessary.

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