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Exploring the relationship between street centrality and land use in Stockholm

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This paper examines the relationship between different street centralities and land-use types in Stockholm. Major centrality measures of closeness, betweenness, and straightness are calculated at both global and local levels in both the primary and dual representations of the urban street network. Adaptive kernel density estimation is adopted to transform all unevenly distributed datasets to one continuous raster framework for further analysis. After computing statistical and spatial distribution of each centrality and land-use density map, we find that the density of each street centrality is highly correlated with one type of land use. Results imply that various centralities representing street properties from different aspects can capture the land development patterns of different land-use types by reflecting human activities, and are consequently important indicators to describe urban structure.
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Keywords: adaptive kernel density estimation; dual representation; land use; spearman correlation; street centrality

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Geoinformatics, Royal Institute of Technology, 10044, Stockholm, Sweden

Publication date: July 3, 2014

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