Smith, D.A., (2017). World city populations 1950-2030: Proportional circle time series map, Environment and Planning A, 49(1), pp 3-5.
Smith, D.A., (2016). Online interactive thematic mapping: Applications and techniques for socio-economic research, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems (57), pp 106-117.
Crooks, A.T., Pfoser, D., Jenkins, A., Croitoru, A., Stefanidis, A., Smith, D. A., Karagiorgou, S., Efentakis, A. and Lamprianidis, G. (2015). Crowdsourcing urban form and function, International Journal of Geographical Information Science. DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2014.977905
Reades, J. and Smith, D. A. (2014). Mapping the ‘Space of Flows’: the geography of global business telecommunications and employment specialisation in the London Mega-City Region, Regional Studies, 48(1), 105-126.
Jenkins, K., Hall, J., Glenis, V., Kilsby, C., McCarthy, M., Goodess, C., Smith, D. & Birkin, M. (2014). Probabilistic spatial risk assessment of heat impacts and adaptations for London. Climatic Change, 1-13.
Mascucci, A.P., Smith, D.A., Crooks, A. and Batty, M. (2010). Random planar graphs and the London street network, The European Physical Journal B: Condensed Matter and Complex Systems, 71(2), 251-271.
Batty, M, Carvalho, R., Hudson-Smith, A., Milton, R., Smith, D. and Steadman, P. (2009), Scaling and allometry in the building geometries of London, The European Physical Journal B: Condensed Matter and Complex Systems, 63(3), 303-314.
Smith, D. A., Vargas, C. and Batty, M (2012), Simulating the Spatial Distribution of Employment in Large Cities: with Applications to Greater London IN Pagliara, F., de Bok, M., Simmonds, D. and Wilson, A. G. (eds), Employment location in cities and regions: models and applications, Heidelberg: Springer.
Policy Reports and Working Papers
Rode P, Floater G, Smith, D. A. et al. (2013), Stockholm: green economy leader report, LSE Cities: London.
Rode P, Floater G, Smith, D. A. et al. (2013), Going green: how cities are leading the next economy, LSE Cities: London.
Smith, D. A. and Serras, J. (2012), Estimating intra-metropolitan journey-to-work CO2 emissions: a multi-modal network approach applied to the London Region 2001, CASA Working Paper 183, University College London, London.
Smith, D. A. (2010), Valuing housing and greenspaces: understanding local amenities, house-prices and the built-environment in London, GLA Economics Working Paper 42, Greater London Authority, London.
PhD Thesis: Polycentricity and Sustainable Urban Form in the London Region
My thesis was completed at CASA UCL in 2011, supervised by Mike Batty and Andy Hudson-Smith. Here’s the abstract:
“This research thesis is an empirical investigation of how changing patterns of employment geography are affecting the transportation sustainability of the London region. Contemporary world cities are characterised by high levels of economic specialisation between intra-urban centres, an expanding regional scope, and market-led processes of development. These issues have been given relatively little attention in sustainable travel research, yet are increasingly defining urban structures, and need to be much better understood if improvements to urban transport sustainability are to be achieved.
London has been argued to be the core of a polycentric urban region, and currently there is mixed evidence on the various sustainability and efficiency merits of more decentralised urban forms. The focus of this research is to develop analytical tools to investigate the links between urban economic geography and transportation sustainability; and apply these tools to the case study of the London region. An innovative methodology for the detailed spatial analysis of urban form, employment geography and transport sustainability is developed for this research, with a series of new application of GIS and spatial data to urban studies.”
The major themes of urban sustainability, the built-environment, transport, economic change, and urban GIS- have continued to be developed in all the research projects in this blog. This includes novel visualisation techniques, such as the London urban density 3D map below-