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Cities in Ecology: Settlement Patterns and Diseases

Abstract A sequence of models is developed to describe urban population growth in the context of the embedded physical, social and economic environments and an urban disease are developed. This set of models is focused on urban growth and the relationship between the desire to move and the utility derived from city life. This utility is measured in terms of the economic opportunities in the city, the level of human constructed amenity, and the level of amenity caused by the natural environment. The set of urban disease models is focused on examining prospects of eliminating a disease for which a vaccine does not exist. It is inspired by an outbreak of the vector-borne disease dengue fever in Peru, during 2000-2001.
Created Date 2012
Contributor Murillo, David (Author) / Castillo-Chavez, Carlos (Advisor) / Anderies, John M (Advisor) / Boone, Christopher (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Applied mathematics / Epidemiology / Urban planning / Dengue / Epidemiology / Mathematical Biology / Migration / Modeling / Urban Growth
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 136 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Applied Mathematics for the Life and Social Sciences 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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