Defining functional urban regions in Bahia, Brazil, using roadway coverage and population density variables

dc.contributor.authorRodrigues da Silva, Antonio Nelson
dc.contributor.authorManzato, Gustavo Garcia [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorSantos Pereira, Heber Tiago
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade de São Paulo (USP)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-03T13:11:47Z
dc.date.available2014-12-03T13:11:47Z
dc.date.issued2014-04-01
dc.description.abstractThe concept of Functional Urban Regions (FURs), also called Metropolitan Regions (MRs), is not simple. It is clear, though, that they are not simply a combination of adjacent municipalities or areas. Different methods can be used for their definition. However, especially in developing countries, the application of some methods is not possible, due to the unavailability of detailed data. Alternative approaches have been developed based on spatial analysis methods and using variables extracted from available data. The objective of this study is to compare the results of two spatial analysis methods exploring two variables: population density and an indicator of transport infrastructure supply. The first method regards Exploratory Spatial Data Analyses tools, which define uniform regions based on specific variables. The second method used the same variables and the spatial analysis technique available in the computer program SKATER - Spatial 'K'luster Analysis by Tree Edge Removal. Assuming that those classifications of regions with similar characteristics can be used for identifying potential FURS, the results of all analyses were compared with one another and with the 'official' MR. A combined approach was also considered for comparison, but none of the results match the existing MR boundaries, what challenges the official definitions. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en
dc.description.affiliationUniv Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos Sch Engn, Dept Transportat Engn, BR-13560590 Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationSao Paulo State Univ, Fac Engn Bauru, Dept Civil & Environm Engn, BR-17033360 Bauru, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnespSao Paulo State Univ, Fac Engn Bauru, Dept Civil & Environm Engn, BR-17033360 Bauru, SP, Brazil
dc.format.extent79-88
dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2014.03.001
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Transport Geography. Oxford: Elsevier Sci Ltd, v. 36, p. 79-88, 2014.
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2014.03.001
dc.identifier.issn0966-6923
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11449/113541
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000336700300008
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier B.V.
dc.relation.ispartofJournal Of Transport Geography
dc.relation.ispartofjcr2.699
dc.relation.ispartofsjr1,571
dc.rights.accessRightsAcesso restrito
dc.sourceWeb of Science
dc.subjectFunctional urban regionsen
dc.subjectMetropolitan regionsen
dc.subjectSpatial analysisen
dc.subjectSpatial statisticsen
dc.subjectCluster analysisen
dc.titleDefining functional urban regions in Bahia, Brazil, using roadway coverage and population density variablesen
dc.typeArtigo
dcterms.licensehttp://www.elsevier.com/about/open-access/open-access-policies/article-posting-policy
dcterms.rightsHolderElsevier B.V.
unesp.author.orcid0000-0002-6542-5523[2]
unesp.campusUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), Faculdade de Engenharia, Baurupt

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