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A Computer Movie Simulating Urban Growth in the Detroit Region

A Computer Movie Simulating Urban Growth in the Detroit Region A COMPUTER MOVIE SIMULATING URBAN GROWTH IN THE DETROIT REGION W. R. TOBLER University of Michigan In one classification of models [16] plicated rules, examples are: the game the simulation to be described would be of chess, the motion of the planets before considered a demographic model whose Copernicus; evolution before Darwin primary objectives are instructional. and the double helix, geology before The model developed here may be used Hutton, mechanics before Newton, geog­ for forecasting, but was not constructed raphy before Christaller, and so on [5]. for this specific purpose, and it is a The plausibility of models also varies, demographic model since it describes but this is known to be an incomplete guide to the scientific usefuln~ss of a only population growth, with particular model. The model I describe, for exam­ emphasis on the geographical distribu­ ple, recognizes that people die, are born, tion of this growth. and migrate. It does not explain why As a premise, I make the assumption that everything is related to everything people die, are born, and migrate. Some else. Superficially considered this would would insist that I should incorporate suggest a model of infinite complexity; more behavioral notions, but then it http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Economic Geography Taylor & Francis

A Computer Movie Simulating Urban Growth in the Detroit Region

Economic Geography , Volume 46 (sup1): 7 – Jun 1, 1970

A Computer Movie Simulating Urban Growth in the Detroit Region

Economic Geography , Volume 46 (sup1): 7 – Jun 1, 1970

Abstract

A COMPUTER MOVIE SIMULATING URBAN GROWTH IN THE DETROIT REGION W. R. TOBLER University of Michigan In one classification of models [16] plicated rules, examples are: the game the simulation to be described would be of chess, the motion of the planets before considered a demographic model whose Copernicus; evolution before Darwin primary objectives are instructional. and the double helix, geology before The model developed here may be used Hutton, mechanics before Newton, geog­ for forecasting, but was not constructed raphy before Christaller, and so on [5]. for this specific purpose, and it is a The plausibility of models also varies, demographic model since it describes but this is known to be an incomplete guide to the scientific usefuln~ss of a only population growth, with particular model. The model I describe, for exam­ emphasis on the geographical distribu­ ple, recognizes that people die, are born, tion of this growth. and migrate. It does not explain why As a premise, I make the assumption that everything is related to everything people die, are born, and migrate. Some else. Superficially considered this would would insist that I should incorporate suggest a model of infinite complexity; more behavioral notions, but then it

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Taylor & Francis
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© 1970 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC
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1944-8287
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0013-0095
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10.2307/143141
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Abstract

A COMPUTER MOVIE SIMULATING URBAN GROWTH IN THE DETROIT REGION W. R. TOBLER University of Michigan In one classification of models [16] plicated rules, examples are: the game the simulation to be described would be of chess, the motion of the planets before considered a demographic model whose Copernicus; evolution before Darwin primary objectives are instructional. and the double helix, geology before The model developed here may be used Hutton, mechanics before Newton, geog­ for forecasting, but was not constructed raphy before Christaller, and so on [5]. for this specific purpose, and it is a The plausibility of models also varies, demographic model since it describes but this is known to be an incomplete guide to the scientific usefuln~ss of a only population growth, with particular model. The model I describe, for exam­ emphasis on the geographical distribu­ ple, recognizes that people die, are born, tion of this growth. and migrate. It does not explain why As a premise, I make the assumption that everything is related to everything people die, are born, and migrate. Some else. Superficially considered this would would insist that I should incorporate suggest a model of infinite complexity; more behavioral notions, but then it

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Economic GeographyTaylor & Francis

Published: Jun 1, 1970

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