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Miller, Harvey J. (1962-)

  • By: Elizabeth A. Wentz
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

Harvey J. Miller is well known and respected for his research involving time-geography, transportation, and spatial analysis and modeling. His research in time-geography has built on the work of Torsten Hagerstrand by analyzing space-time accessibility. Miller's research involves exploring both theoretical concepts and methodological approaches to better understand how individuals make decisions in a given environment and the patterns that emerge as a result. He emphasizes the need and the potential for people-based spatial analysis to better represent the dynamics of individual activity patterns in both space and time. One application has been substantive contributions to transportation geography. He has built methods for using space-time accessibility measures to evaluate the flow of traffic to mitigate congestion. His research accomplishments have been recognized with several awards, ...

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