The paper discusses the application of Mathematics in city planning. It is divided into three different sections. The first part explains how mathematics is used to reduce traffic jams, especially in Tokyo and Beijing. One of the method applied in reducing traffic jams is mathematical control of the traffic lights. The second section discusses housing design in residential district construction. The last part presents the application of mathematics in the sewerage system in Tokyo. In the modern society, engineers, scientists, and other technical professionals have formulated some methods, formulas, and machines that are used by other people to make life more comfortable and convenient. The city managers in China have managed to ensure that they have adopted standard applications that boost the performance and security systems of the towns. An example of an improved sector in the modern cities of China is the public transportation network, where high-quality roads, subways, and high-speed rails have been constructed to accelerate the movement of people.
Keywords: Traffic jam, city planning, mathematics, traffic lights, housing design.
How Math Change the World More Efficient
Miriam Webster defines city planning as the control of all the growth, constructions and development programs within a city. In the current economic system, governments are spending a lot of money in city maintenance, planning, and rehabilitation. They do so to improve health and safety conditions in the towns and to attract both foreign and local investments. Investors are mostly attracted to safe, clean and business-friendly cities. Mathematical concepts are being applied in city planning. Molga (2016) argues that engineers, architects, and other technical designers have used mathematical principles like calculus, algebra, number theory, statistics, analysis, and geometry to come up with cost-effective and modern planning systems that allow them to make additional adjustments to the city layouts. The primary areas affected by mathematical city planning are; traffic jams, especially in Tokyo and Beijing, housing design in residential district construction and sewerage system in Tokyo. Wesley (2014) states that city planners ensure that all levels of autonomy are maintained in the city.
Mathematical City Planning and Traffic Jams
Tokyo and Beijing are the largest cities in China and have the highest populations. They face the highest rate of traffic jams that are caused by the high number of people and a large number of vehicles. Over the years, the city governments have come up with some initiatives to reduce traffic jams without any success. For instance, the government raised the parking fee charges to discourage people from reaching the town centers with their vehicles. It was not a productive initiative because, after a while, people adapted to the new policy systems and started paying the enormous fees for parking services (Sorensen, 2013). Therefore, after critical analysis, it can be argued that mathematics provides some of the suitable methods that can be used to reduce traffic jams in the two cities. Some of the techniques are discussed below…..