25 Jul New paper on historical development of transportation networks
I am proud to announce a new paper I have co-authored with my friend Federico Pablo-Martí, from Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, Spain. The paper presents results on how transportation networks evolve when they are not optimized once and for all but, on the contrary, different connections are improved sequentially according to several criteria. The results show that the resulting networks are highly dependent on the criteria and point to the possibility of using this type of approach for a forensic analysis of how roads or railroads have arisen and what criteria guided their construction. A popular presentation of the results can be found here (in Spanish) in the blog “Nada es Gratis”.