The Use of Models in Urban Space Pattern Analysis

  • W Berhanu


This paper focuses on the use of urban space pattern analysis methods. Physical developments once located in space influence a set of social and economic activities. These days urban developments are of large scale and very fast, often involving complex issues. Models are usually used to reduce complexities in problem solving exercises. However, in most developing countries models are seldom used in urban space analyses. Here some models appropriate for the analysis of space patterns are introduced. Documentation on physical developments of settlements is very scarce in Ethiopia. Therefore, this paper is intended to strengthen the scarce literature on urban studies. Finally the case study will inspire practicing professionals to make their planning decisions more rational by using similar analytical methods.

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