IJCH 2017 Vol.3(1): 1-5 ISSN: 2382-6177
doi: 10.18178/ijch.2017.3.1.069

Research on Urban Network of Wuhan Metropolitan Area in China Based on Social Network Analysis

Jing-Xin Nie, Ya-Ping Huang, and Pei Chen
Abstract—This article is based on the retrospect of theoretical way and analysis method of town correlation measure, summarized the advantages and disadvantages. Then the article proposed the social network analysis method with network data of express, in order to analyze the town correlation measure. Taking Wuhan metropolitan area in china as practical experiment objects, and found out the network characteristics of it, which dominance and polarization coexisted, axes and corridors gathered in space. In the view of social network, the urban system of Wuhan metropolitan area has not been completed, though the inner core group has formed, but the connection between the low-level nodes is not strong enough.

Index Terms—Express network, social network analysis, Wuhan metropolitan area, urban network.

The authors are with the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China, PC 430074 China (e-mail: 15207158960@163.com, hust_hyp@sina.com, chenpei@hust.edu.cn).

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Cite: Jing-Xin Nie, Ya-Ping Huang, and Pei Chen, "Research on Urban Network of Wuhan Metropolitan Area in China Based on Social Network Analysis," International Journal of Culture and History vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 1-5, 2017.

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