2012

Complexity Theories of Cities Have Come of Age

An Overview with Implications to Urban Planning and Design

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ISBN: 978-3-642-24543-5 (Print) 978-3-642-24544-2 (Online)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

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    Pages 1-2

    Introduction

  3. Complexity theories and complexity theories of cities: An overview

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      Pages 3-5

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      Pages 7-20

      Complexity and Complexity Theories: Do These Concepts Make Sense?

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      Pages 21-45

      The Origins of Complexity Theory in Cities and Planning

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      Pages 47-62

      Complexity Theories of Cities: Achievements, Criticism and Potentials

  4. Aspects of cities as complex systems

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      Pages 63-66

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      Pages 67-89

      Cities: The Visible Expression of Co-evolving Complexity

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      Pages 91-103

      Urban Systems Dynamics, Urban Growth and Scaling Laws: The Question of Ergodicity

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      Pages 105-127

      Meaning and Material: Phenomenology, Complexity, Science and ‘Adjacent Possible’ Cities

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      Pages 129-152

      The Genetic Code for Cities: Is It Simpler than We Think?

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      Pages 153-172

      Cities: Systems of Systems of Systems

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      Pages 173-184

      On the Simplicity of Complexity Theory in Artificial Environments

  5. CTC: Implications to urban planning and design

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 185-189

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      Pages 191-205

      Planning, Design and the Complexity of Cities

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      Pages 207-220

      Positioning Planning in the World of Order, Chaos and Complexity: On Perspectives, Behaviour and Interventions in a Non-linear Environment

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      Pages 221-244

      Complexity Theories of Cities: Implications to Urban Planning

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      Pages 245-268

      Urbanism as Computation

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      Pages 269-279

      Self-Organizing Urban Transportation Systems

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      Pages 281-309

      Simple Rules: Emerging Order? A Designer’s Curiosity About Complexity Theories

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      Pages 311-326

      A Rationalized Delta

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      Pages 327-346

      A Complexity Theoretic View of Cities as Artefacts of Design Intentionality

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      Pages 347-368

      A Computational Intelligence Approach to Alleviate Complexity Issues in Design

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      Pages 369-390

      The Responsive City Design Game

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 413-433

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