A sequence of models is developed to describe urban population growth in the context of the embedded physical, social and economic environments and an urban disease are developed. This set of models is focused on urban growth and the relationship between the desire to move and the utility derived from city life. This utility is measured in terms of the economic opportunities in the city, the level of human constructed amenity, and the level of amenity caused by the natural environment.
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- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2012Note typethesis
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- Field of study: Applied mathematics for the life and social sciences