Dynamic Trip Modelling: From Shopping Centres to the Internet by Robert G.V. BakerDynamic Trip Modelling: From Shopping Centres to the Internet by Robert G.V. Baker

Dynamic Trip Modelling: From Shopping Centres to the Internet

byRobert G.V. Baker

Paperback | November 30, 2010

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Walking from a parked car to a shop, driving to a planned or unplanned shopping centre and virtual exchanges through the Internet are all part of 21st century trips in human activity spaces. Can these diversified types of trips be linked in a common framework?In a bold and innovative analysis, the author shows how such a diversity of trips can be linked by a universal vision of spatial interaction modelling. He uses one special differential equation, describing exchanges between time lines, to model both real and virtual trips to shopping centres and through the Internet. These theoretical time lines are part of a time-space convergence, a concept that appeared in the time geography literature at the end of the 1960s. Whilst the spatial contexts are different, the process of time exchanges is the same for both real and virtual trips. It is shown how distance decay is fundamental to this type of interaction and is dependent on the time boundary defining the exchange. Time boundaries can be defined as the trading hours of shopping centres or by the rotation of the Earth. The startling conclusion is that distance does matter, not only in walking to shops, but in defining the movement of internet traffic.
Title:Dynamic Trip Modelling: From Shopping Centres to the InternetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:390 pages, 9.45 × 6.3 × 0 inPublished:November 30, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048171121

ISBN - 13:9789048171125

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Table of Contents

From the contents:Preface.- List of figures and tables.- Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: An Introduction to Retail and Consumer Modelling.- Chapter 3: Dynamic Trip Modelling.- Chapter 4: Empirical Testing of the RASTT Model in Time and Space.- Chapter 5: Dynamic Modelling of the Internet.- Chapter 6: The Socio-Economic and Planning Consequences of Changes to Shopping Trips.- Chapter 7: Conclusions.- References.- Index.

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From the reviews:"It combines in a single volume much of the work that Baker has been conducting since 1985 on his RASTT model. . the book contains sufficient ideas for readers to bridge this gap themselves and be inspired by the richness of the ideas discussed." (Harry Timmermans, Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 48 (5), 2008)