Community core detection in transportation networks

PHYSICAL REVIEW E 88, 042810 (2013), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.88.042810, PACS number(s): 89.75.Hc, 87.23.Ge, 05.70.Ln

This work analyzes methods for the identification and the stability under perturbation of a territorial community structure with specific reference to transportation networks.We considered networks of commuters for a city and an insular region. In both cases, we have studied the distribution of commuters’ trips i.e., home-to-work trips and vice versa). The identification and stability of the communities’ cores are linked to the land-use distribution within the zone system, and therefore their proper definition may be useful to transport planners.