1: Cities and Regions as Self-Organizing Systems: Models of Complexity (Environmental Problems and Social Dynamics Series) by Peter M. Allen
1: Cities and Regions as Self-Organizing Systems: Models of Complexity (Environmental Problems and Social Dynamics Series)
Author: Peter M. Allen
Title: 1: Cities and Regions as Self-Organizing Systems: Models of Complexity (Environmental Problems and Social Dynamics Series)
ISBN10: 9056990705
ISBN13: 978-9056990701
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (December 1, 1997)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1631 kb
Size epub: 1879 kb
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Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
A clear methodological and philosophical introduction to complexity theory as applied to urban and regional systems is given, together with a detailed series of modelling case studies compiled over the last couple of decades. Based on the new complex systems thinking, mathematical models are developed which attempt to simulate the evolution of towns, cities, and regions and the complicated co-evolutionary interaction there is both between and within them. The aim of these models is to help policy analysis and decision-making in urban and regional planning, energy policy, transport policy, and many other areas of service provision, infrastructure planning, and investment that are necessary for a successful society.