Network effects and psychological effects : a theory of urban movement

@inproceedings{Hillier2005NetworkEA,
  title={Network effects and psychological effects : a theory of urban movement},
  author={Bill Hillier and Shinichi Iida},
  year={2005}
}
Correlations are regularly found in urban movement between configurational measures of the axial graph and observed movement patterns. This suggests that topological and geometric complexity are critically involved in how people navigate urban grids. This has caused difficulties with orthodox urban modelling, since there it has always been assumed that insofar as spatial factors play a role in navigation, it will be on the basis of metric distance. In spite of much experimental evidence from… CONTINUE READING