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Interdependence of Population Concentrations and Their Activities as a Dynamic Factor of Continental Cohesion

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  • Tadeusz Zipser

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    (Department of Spatial Planning, Wroc?aw University of Technology)

  • Magdalena Mlek

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    (Department of Spatial Planning, Wroc?aw University of Technology)

  • Wawrzyniec Zipser

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    (Department of Spatial Planning, Wroc?aw University of Technology)

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    This work attempts to achieve the image of cohesion by simulating the emergence of concentrations of population and its activities. This task is accomplished in coherence with earlier simulations operating with relatively simple procedure. It is consisted in sequential shifting of population primarily uniformly distributed and proportional activity loads. A modified intervening opportunities model is used and some parameter values observed and predicted are involved. The results encourage to some farther extensions of the procedure. The new approach involved few stimulating factors and self-supporting mechanism in order to ensure realistic diversification of initial territorial and functional predispositions. The next step is the introducing of a kind of self-training procedure which intends to achieve the compability of current and simulated sizes in a process of modification of parameter. That run of changes became a significant characteristic of particular zones. Subsequent operation brings forth a reverse process converting the current diversity into a uniform distribution. Those simulations both allow us, in a quantitative way, to estimate the ¡°labour¡± of the system needed to achieve the equilibrium as a ¡°steady state¡±. Some aggregations of primarily independent zones are involved together with the introducing of group selectivity affecting the big scale conditions of integrity.

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    Article provided by Better Advances Press, Canada in its journal Review of Economics & Finance.

    Volume (Year): 2 (2012)
    Issue (Month): (November)
    Pages: 131-149

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    Handle: RePEc:bap:journl:120411

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    Keywords: Simulation; Urban concentrations; Intervening opportunities; Reverse process; Selectivity fluctuations; Self-training procedure;

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    1. Tadeusz Zipser & Magdalena Mlek & Wawrzyniec Zipser, 2011. "Zipf’s Law in Hierarchically Ordered Open System," ERSA conference papers, European Regional Science Association ersa10p1073, European Regional Science Association.
    2. A S Fotheringham, 1983. "A new set of spatial-interaction models: the theory of competing destinations," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 15(1), pages 15-36, January.
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