Digital urban network connectivity: Global and Chinese internet patterns

E. Tranos, K. Kourtit, P. Nijkamp

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Abstract

Cities are not only connected through conventional infrastructure, but also through digital infrastructure. This paper tests whether digital connectivity patterns follow traditional ones. Using a generalized spatial interaction model, this paper shows that geography (and distance) still matters for an extensive set of world cities. With a view to the rapidly rising urbanization, the attention is next focused on the emerging large cities in China to test the relevance of distance frictions - next to a broad set of other important explanatory variables - for digital connectivity. Various interesting results are found regarding digital connectivity within the Chinese urban system, while also here geography appears to play an important role. © 2014 The Author(s). Papers in Regional Science © 2014 RSAI.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPapers in Regional Science
Volume93
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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PT: J; NR: 77; TC: 0; J9: PAP REG SCI; SI: SI; PG: 21; GA: AJ3TH; UT: WOS:000337589800011

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Tranos, E. ; Kourtit, K. ; Nijkamp, P. / Digital urban network connectivity: Global and Chinese internet patterns. In: Papers in Regional Science. 2014 ; Vol. 93, No. 2.
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