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Modeling commuting systems through a complex network analysis: A study of the Italian islands of Sardinia and Sicily

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  • De Montis, Andrea

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    (Dipartimento di Ingegneria del Territorio)

  • Chessa, Alessandro

    (Dipartimento di Fisica; Italy)

  • Campagna, Michele

    (Dipartimento di Ingegneria del Territorio; Italy)

  • Caschili, Simone

    (Dipartimento di Ingegneria del Territorio; Italy)

  • Deplano, Giancarlo

    (Dipartimento di Ingegneria del Territorio; Italy)

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    This study analyzes the inter-municipal commuting systems of the Italian islands of Sardinia and Sicily, employing weighted network analysis technique. Based on the results obtained for the Sardinian commuting network, the network analysis is used to identify similarities and dissimilarities between the two systems.

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    Article provided by Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota in its journal The Journal of Tranport and Land Use.

    Volume (Year): 2 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 39-55

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    Handle: RePEc:ris:jtralu:0038
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    1. Giovanni Russo & Aura Reggiani & Peter Nijkamp, 2007. "Spatial activity and labour market patterns: A connectivity analysis of commuting flows in Germany," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 41(4), pages 789-811, December.
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    7. Börje Johansson & Johan Klaesson & Michael Olsson, 2003. "Commuters’ non-linear response to time distances," Journal of Geographical Systems, Springer, vol. 5(3), pages 315-329, November.
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