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Journal of Vibration Testing and System Dynamics

C. Steve Suh (editor), Pawel Olejnik (editor),

Xianguo Tuo (editor)

Pawel Olejnik (editor)

Lodz University of Technology, Poland


C. Steve Suh (editor)

Texas A&M University, USA


Xiangguo Tuo (editor)

Sichuan University of Science and Engineering, China


The City of Lubbock is Running Away. Integration and Isolation Patterns in the Wandering City

Journal of Vcibration Testing and System Dynamics 3(2) (2019) 121--132 | DOI:10.5890/JVTSD.2019.06.002

Dimitri Volchenkov, Veniamin Smirnov

Texas Tech University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Broadway and Boston, Lubbock, TX 79409-1042, USA

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We propose computationally feasible statistical algorithms for the automated assessment of isolation and integration of urban locations and neighborhoods by using maps acquired from the OpenStreeMap service. Integration and isolation de ned by observing the properties of scale-dependent random walks on city street maps are not always opposites. While isolation worsens economic and social mo- bility prospects in sprawling metropolitan areas, some secluded places homing the wealthiest can be characterized as being in integrated isolation in the city.


VS is grateful to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Texas Tech University for the support during Summer semesters 2018. DV is grateful to the participants of the 7th International Conference on Nonlinear Science and Complexity held in August 2018 at the UASLP University, San Luis Potos, Mexico for the multiple fruitful discussions.


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