Understanding Complex Systems

Understanding Complex Urban Systems: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Modeling

Editors: Walloth, Christian, Gurr, Jens Martin, Schmidt, J. Alexander (Eds.)

  • Provides insight into different approaches to understanding complex urban systems
  • The approaches presented in this book range from agent-based to narrative modeling, discussing emergence, disaster resilience, and unpredictability
  • Introduction to decision support methods based on statistical optimization and systemic approaches to designing the built environment
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Understanding Complex Urban Systems takes as its point of departure the insight that the challenges of global urbanization and the complexity of urban systems cannot be understood – let alone ‘managed’ – by sectoral and disciplinary approaches alone. But while there has recently been significant progress in broadening and refining the methodologies for the quantitative modeling of complex urban systems, in deepening the theoretical understanding of cities as complex systems, or in illuminating the implications for urban planning, there is still a lack of well-founded conceptual thinking on the methodological foundations and the strategies of modeling urban complexity across the disciplines.

Bringing together experts from the fields of urban and spatial planning, ecology, urban geography, real estate analysis, organizational cybernetics, stochastic optimization, and literary studies, as well as specialists in various systems approaches and in transdisciplinary methodologies of urban analysis, the volume seeks to advance the discussion on multidisciplinary approaches to urban modeling. While engaging with the ‘state of the art’ in their respective fields, the contributions are specifically written for both experts from a broad range of disciplines as well as for urban practitioners who feel the need for new approaches given the uncertainty of current developments.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Towards a Transdisciplinary Understanding of Complex Urban Systems

    Gurr, Jens Martin (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Multimethod Modeling and Simulation Supporting Urban Planning Decisions

    Gebetsroither-Geringer, Ernst

    Pages 13-27

  • Uncertainty in Urban Systems: How to Optimize Decision Making Using Stochastic Programming

    Schultz, Rüdiger

    Pages 29-50

  • Understanding Effects of Complexity in Cities During Disasters

    Atun, Funda

    Pages 51-65

  • Towards Evolutionary Economic Analysis of Sustainable Urban Real Estate: Concept of a Research Strategy Exemplified on House Price Modeling Using the Self-Organizing Map, Interviews and Field Inspection

    Kauko, Tom

    Pages 67-86

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Complex Urban Systems: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Modeling
Editors
  • Christian Walloth
  • Jens Martin Gurr
  • J. Alexander Schmidt
Series Title
Understanding Complex Systems
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02996-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02996-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-02995-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37890-9
Series ISSN
1860-0832
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 158
Number of Illustrations and Tables
36 b/w illustrations
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