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The limits of mathematical models of cities - an example from the Mediterranean region

In this article we explain the metaphor of living in living cities. Urban problems such as traffic congestion can be considered and possibly solved involving living technology. We also introduce the notion of urban scaling - the idea that certain properties of all cities change, on average, with their size in predictable scale-invariant way. We question this hypothesis by measuring some traffic-dependent quantities for several urban scales. Specifically, we investigate the limits of traffic capacity as a feature of Mediterranean cities, questioning simplifications of mathematical model of cities.

Author(s):

Ivica Luketin    
Faculty of Science, University of Split
Croatia

Stjepan Knežević    
School of design, graphics and sustainable construction
Croatia

Jelena Slugan    
University Department of Professional Studies
Croatia

Katija Šerić    
Technical School of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
Croatia

 

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