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 shown in red).

Following procedure is the step to calculate the index.

  1. If new store is located on vital street network, we calculate betweenness centrality of the location of the store.
  2. If new store is located on outside of vital street network, we calculate distance between the location and the closest existing store.

Following matrix show the local cooperation ranking of stores in this area.

ランク名称店舗ネットワークまでの距離(m)店舗ネットワーク上での媒介回数媒介度
1空き店舗20 (1F)03880.0203035
2空き店舗1801950.0102041
3空き店舗1701950.0102041
4空き店舗601950.0102041
5空き店舗1501950.0102041
6空き店舗58.6256700
7空き店舗21 (2F)9.0594100
8空き店舗412.737700
9空き店舗1018.038300
10空き店舗1623.992300
11空き店舗1926.692900
12空き店舗734.363600
13空き店舗835.069300
14空き店舗1446.617500
15空き店舗956.452900
16空き店舗1289.159700
17空き店舗1390.576100
18空き店舗298.403100
19空き店舗3108.70600
20空き店舗1113.31700
21空き店舗11185.33100