Manchester [meso] analysis
Three samples of maps were used to study the pattern of changes occurring in Manchester [meso] at three different time periods, concentrating on industry, services, education and trading. The activities were considered as parasitic; activities that catalysed certain reactions that could benefit, or not, the host forming a mutualistic relationship. Over time these parasitic activities can either benefit both parasite and host, and thrive, or harm one of the two and disintegrate. The use of parasites was due to their evolutionary advantage to have a rapid regeneration rate and easily adapt to changing conditions, therefore be an exemplar if the activity could survive or not.