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Temporal Dynamics of Place and Mobility...

by Kevin A Sparks, Jesse O Piburn, Anne S Berres, Marie L Urban, Gautam Thakur
Publication Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
Page Numbers
65 to 76
Publisher Name
CRC Press
Publisher Location
Boca Raton, Florida, United States of America

Despite variations in the population, climate, economics, politics, and culture, every country and city around the world shares the same time constraints: there are only 24 hours per day. Yet, the time-dependent activity patterns of when people interact with or move between public, private, and commercial locations change across space and across spatial scales. The temporal dynamics of a place reveal unique patterns based on the complex social, economic, and cultural interactions of humans across the built environment. The continued expansion of multi-modal temporal and geospatial data has attracted many disciplines to study temporal dynamics, each with its own interests, data, methods, and use cases. A comprehensive understanding of how the temporal patterns of a place are created, disrupted, and evolve is reliant on disciplines collaborating and sharing their unique perspectives. This chapter highlights ongoing work in this field and proposes core research questions that should be pursued with the appropriate collaboration and synthesis of data.