Evaluating shopping streets–Local cooperation between existing stores and new stores

There are many cases where it is difficult to refurbish vacant stores in some area simultaneously. In this cases, what order should we refurbish that vacant stores? We propose new index for this situation from the point of view of local cooperation between existing stores and new stores. In this article, we focus on restaurants and give priority to these vacant stores. First of all, we find out actual street network from existing stores and streets. This actual street network is not so call shopping streets but “VITAL” shopping street. Later, we calculate betweenness centrality of vital street network when people visit each store in the area. (High rated nodes […]

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Evaluating accessibility based on min-sum distance weighted by population distribution

In this article, we try to evaluate accessibility based on min-sum distance weighted by population distribution in Ome, Tokyo. We can basically say that the population of certain place is directly proportional to a gross area of certain building. Therefore, we can add values of population to each nodes. To consider the outside population distribution of this area, we divide outside area into 6 super nodes, and add the values as attributes.

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