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Springer Proceedings in Complexity

Complexity, Cognition, Urban Planning and Design

Post-Proceedings of the 2nd Delft International Conference

Editors: Portugali, Juval, Stolk, Egbert (Eds.)

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This book, which resulted from an intensive discourse between experts from several disciplines – complexity theorists, cognitive scientists, philosophers, urban planners and urban designers, as well as a zoologist and a physiologist – addresses various issues regarding cities. It is a first step in responding to the challenge of generating just such a discourse, based on a dilemma identified in the CTC (Complexity Theories of Cities) domain. The latter has demonstrated that cities exhibit the properties of natural, organic complex systems: they are open, complex and bottom-up, have fractal structures and are often chaotic. CTC have further shown that many of the mathematical formalisms and models developed to study material and organic complex systems also apply to cities. The dilemma in the current state of CTC is that cities differ from natural complex systems in that they are hybrid complex systems composed, on the one hand, of artifacts such as buildings, roads and bridges, and of natural human agents on the other. This raises a plethora of new questions on the difference between the natural and the artificial, the cognitive origin of human action and behavior, and the role of planning and designing cities. The answers to these questions cannot come from a single discipline; they must instead emerge from a discourse between experts from several disciplines engaged in CTC.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • What Makes Cities Complex?

    Portugali, Juval

    Pages 3-19

  • Evolving a Plan: Design and Planning with Complexity

    Batty, Michael

    Pages 21-42

  • Self-organization and Design as a Complementary Pair

    Scott Kelso, J. A. (et al.)

    Pages 43-53

  • Cultivating Complexity: The Need for a Shift in Cognition

    Habraken, N. John

    Pages 55-74

  • The Fourth Sustainability, Creativity: Statistical Associations and Credible Mechanisms

    Hillier, Bill

    Pages 75-92

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eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-32653-5
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Hardcover $249.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-32651-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $249.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-81339-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Complexity, Cognition, Urban Planning and Design
Book Subtitle
Post-Proceedings of the 2nd Delft International Conference
Editors
  • Juval Portugali
  • Egbert Stolk
Series Title
Springer Proceedings in Complexity
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32653-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32653-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32651-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81339-4
Series ISSN
2213-8684
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 316
Number of Illustrations and Tables
47 b/w illustrations, 63 illustrations in colour
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