1970 volume 2(4) pages 443 – 454

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Moore E G, Brown L A, 1970, "Urban acquaintance fields: an evaluation of a spatial model" Environment and Planning 2(4) 443 – 454

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Urban acquaintance fields: an evaluation of a spatial model

E G Moore, L A Brown

Received 25 May 1970

Abstract. The present paper is concerned with examination of the spatial characteristics of empirical data relating to contact fields for a sample of residents in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It is shown that a model of individual urban contact fields described in an earlier paper (Moore, 1970) provides interesting insights into the spatial characteristics of the empirical contact fields. The model is briefly presented, its aggregate form is derived, and the data are then examined with reference to the aggregate-level model.

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