The Dynamics of Complex Urban Systems

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Editors: Albeverio, S., Andrey, D., Giordano, P., Vancheri, A. (Eds.)

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The present book outlines a conceptual framework for modelling and forecasting the dynamics of both growth-limited cities and megacities bringing together experts from several disciplines. The interdisciplinary point of view is particularly stressed. The contributions presented reflect the various interdependencies between structural (physics and mathematics models) and social development (spatial decision making and urban planning models). The volume emphasizes not only the contributions from different disciplines but also pays attention to specific problems like model calibration, data availability and management, case studies and interactions with urban planners. It is the collection of all the contributions of the speakers at the international workshop "The Dynamics of Complex Urban Systems: an interdisciplinary approach" held at Monte Verità (Ascona/Switzerland) from 4th to 6th of November 2004.

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From the reviews: “‘The Dynamics of Complex Urban Systems’ is about … new kind of science, and how we might use it to improve our understanding of urban growth and change. … the collection is an excellent combination of model-oriented discussions, relevant data issues and various case studies involving interactions with urban planners. … it provides a collection of starting points for researchers who are seriously interested in applying some of the toolkit of complex systems science to study the possible evolution of urban form.” (David F. Batten, Papers in Regional Science, Vol. 87 (4), November, 2008)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Fifty Years of Urban Modeling: Macro-Statics to Micro-Dynamics

    Michael Batty

    Pages 1-20

  • Complexity: the Integrating Framework for Models of Urban and Regional Systems

    Peter M. Allen, Mark Strathern, James Baldwin

    Pages 21-41

  • Preliminary Results of a Multi-Agent Traffic Simulation for Berlin

    Ulrike Beuck, Marcel Rieser, David Strippgen, et al.

    Pages 75-94

  • Hybrid Geographical Models of Urban Spatial Structure and Behaviour

    Mark Birkin

    Pages 95-109

  • Validating and Calibrating Integrated Cellular Automata Based Models of Land Use Change

    Guy Engelen, Roger White

    Pages 185-211

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eBook $149.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Dynamics of Complex Urban Systems
Book Subtitle
An Interdisciplinary Approach
Editors
  • Sergio Albeverio
  • Denise Andrey
  • Paolo Giordano
  • Alberto Vancheri
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-7908-1937-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7908-1937-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7908-1936-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7908-2533-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 484
Number of Illustrations and Tables
190 b/w illustrations
Topics