Session 2

Alonso's model and urban centrality

About this event​

Justin Delloye will present the Alonso model and its influence on how urban centrality is approached in urban studies and planning.

Starting from the model’s initial purpose (representing a housing market), he will explain how and why this model led to different applications, conclusions and interpretations when circulating across disciplines (economics vs. geography), as well as its relation with other urban models, including LUTI models.

Date and time

Mon, 22 November 2021

15:00 – 16:30 CET

Justin Delloye

Justin Delloye is an urban and regional scientist working at the Belgian statistical office - Statbel. He is also a guest lecturer in economic geography at the Université catholique de Louvain and a research fellow of the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research. Geographer by training, his thesis on urban morphodynamics was awarded the 2018 PhD dissertation prize of the Regional Science Association International - RSAI. His works deal with the integrated quantitative modelling of migration, land-use and transport systems at both urban and regional scales. He is committed to a research approach that lies at the crossroad of classic theories of economics, geography, and modern concepts and methods of complex systems.