Network-entropy-based morphological polycentricity in 1851-1881 England and Wales

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dc.contributor.author Mazzamurro, Matteo
dc.contributor.author Guo, Weisi
dc.date.accessioned 2024-04-02T14:46:10Z
dc.date.available 2024-04-02T14:46:10Z
dc.date.issued 2024-03-06
dc.identifier.citation Mazzamurro M, Guo W. (2024) Network-entropy-based morphological polycentricity in 1851-1881 England and Wales. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, Available online 6 March 2024 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 2399-8083
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1177/23998083241237308
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/21115
dc.description.abstract A system of cities is morphologically polycentric when its cities are similarly sized and evenly spaced across its territory. In this paper, we adapt established spatial interaction models and entropy-based measures of heterogeneity of weighted networks to the problem of measuring morphological polycentricity. We study the evolution of the morphological polycentricity of the system of English and Welsh towns from 1851 to 1881, a period characterised by rapid urbanisation and expansion of railways. Our approach enables us to account for morphological aspects of the system that are often neglected by existing measures of morphological polycentricity, such as the evolution of transport infrastructure and its impact on travel distances. We show that the trend towards a greater concentration of the population in fewer urban centres in England and Wales was accompanied by a more diverse network of connections and potential intercity interactions. en_UK
dc.description.sponsorship This paper is partly funded by: EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Urban Science and Progress (EP/L016400/1), EPSRC DTP (EP/N509796/1) en_UK
dc.language.iso en_UK en_UK
dc.publisher SAGE en_UK
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ *
dc.title Network-entropy-based morphological polycentricity in 1851-1881 England and Wales en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK


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