Measuring the Degree of Permeability of the Main Route Network with Angular Step Depth Analyses

A. van Nes

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Inthiscontributionanewspacesyntaxanalysesmethodispresentedfor analysing the degree of permeability in the main route network of towns and cities. First, a presentation is given on the methodological development of the various approaches taken until the present day. Then, a description is given on how this new analysis method can be used to conduct a permeability analyses of a main route network using the DepthmapX software. Finally, this method is applied to 25 different cities around the globe. As it turns out, the method presents an objective way in which to identify the foreground network in built environments, and to measure the degree of permeability or connectivity to the background network.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2021
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 21st International Conference, Cagliari, Italy, September 13–16, 2021, Part X
EditorsOsvaldo Gervasi, Beniamino Murgante, Sanjay Misra, Chiara Garau, Ivan Blečić, David Taniar, Bernady O. Apduhan, Ana Maria Rocha, Eufemia Tarantino, Carmelo Maria Torre
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-87016-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-87015-7
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event21st International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications: ICCSA 2021 - Cagliari, Italy
Duration: 13 Sep 202116 Sep 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12958 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference21st International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications

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  • Main route network
  • Permeability
  • Foreground network
  • Background network
  • Methodological development
  • Space Syntax

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