Centrality measures in spatial networks of urban streets.

  title={Centrality measures in spatial networks of urban streets.},
  author={Paolo Crucitti and Vito Latora and Sergio Porta},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={73 3 Pt 2},
We study centrality in urban street patterns of different world cities represented as networks in geographical space. The results indicate that a spatial analysis based on a set of four centrality indices allows an extended visualization and characterization of the city structure. A hierarchical clustering analysis based on the distributions of centrality has a certain capacity to distinguish different classes of cities. In particular, self-organized cities exhibit scale-free properties similar… 

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