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Normalising least angle choice in Depthmap - and how it opens up new perspectives on the global and local analysis of city space

Bill Hillier, Tao Yang, Alasdair Turner


Depthmap embodies a theory of the city, as well as being a method for analysing the city. By solving outstanding problems of the normalisation of measures, most notably syntactic choice (mathematical betweenness), to permit comparison of cities of different sizes, we can gain new theoretical insights into their spatial structuring.


Space, syntax, choice, betweenness, normalisation, city structure

Full Text: JOSS_2012_P155-193