My research project
Create a model of collective efficacy and tie it to planned behaviour theory, social disorganisation. Investigate the effect of community boundaries in an urban crime model and the effect on police.
We consider one-dimensional substitution tiling spaces where the dilatation (stretching factor) is a degree d Pisot number, and the first rational Čech cohomology is d-dimensional. We construct examples of such “homological Pisot” substitutions whose tiling flows do not have pure discrete spectra. These examples are not unimodular, and we conjecture that the coincidence rank must always divide a power of the norm of the dilatation. To support this conjecture, we show that homological Pisot substitutions exhibit an Exact Regularity Property (ERP), in which the number of occurrences of a patch for a return length is governed strictly by the length. The ERP puts strong constraints on the measure of any cylinder set in the corresponding tiling space.