Complexity and Spatial Networks

In Search of Simplicity

  • Aura Reggiani
  • Peter Nijkamp

Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Complexity, Evolution, and Simplicity in Space

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 10-10
    2. Aura Reggiani, Peter Nijkamp
      Pages 1-7
    3. Alan Wilson
      Pages 11-31
    4. Lucien Benguigui, Efrat Blumenfeld-Lieberthal, Michael Batty
      Pages 33-49
    5. Francesca Medda, Peter Nijkamp, Piet Rietveld
      Pages 51-60
    6. Rajendra G. Kulkarni, Roger R. Stough, Kingsley E. Haynes
      Pages 61-73
    7. Helen Couclelis
      Pages 75-88
  3. Evolutionary Networks in a Socio-Economic Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 80-80
    2. Cars Hommes
      Pages 91-104
    3. George Ehrhardt, Matteo Marsili, Fernando Vega-Redondo
      Pages 105-115
    4. Massimo Ricottilli
      Pages 117-131
    5. Terry L. Friesz, Changhyun Kwon, David Bernstein
      Pages 141-150
    6. Kieran P. Donaghy
      Pages 151-164
  4. Empirical Aspects of Network Complexity in the Space-Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 166-166
    2. Dominik Grether, Yu Chen, Marcel Rieser, Kai Nagel
      Pages 167-186
    3. Kevin Seel, Nigel Waters
      Pages 187-207
    4. Laurie A. Schintler, Giacomo Galiazzo
      Pages 209-219
    5. Daniel A. Griffith
      Pages 221-237
    6. Andrea De Montis, Alessandro Chessa, Michele Campagna, Simone Caschili, Giancarlo Deplano
      Pages 239-255
    7. Roberto Patuelli, Aura Reggiani, Peter Nijkamp, Franz-Josef Bade
      Pages 257-271
  5. Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 274-274
    2. Aura Reggiani
      Pages 275-284

About this book


This book offers a panoramic view of recent advances in spatial complexity, in order to enhance our understanding of complex spatial networks by simplicity in terms of both the basic driving forces of systemic impacts and the modelling of such systems. Simple models mapping out the evolution of complex networks are undoubtedly a key issue in spatial economic research. In exploring this untrodden ground, this volume pursues new interdisciplinary pathways for theoretical, methodological and empirical analysis in the complex interconnected space-economy. It highlights ‘evolutionary’ directions and ‘unifying’ perspectives in this fascinating research field.


Complexity Networks Simplicity Spatial Systems evolution

Editors and affiliations

  • Aura Reggiani
    • 1
  • Peter Nijkamp
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipto. Scienze EconomicheUniversità di BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Dept. Spatial EconomicsFree UniversityAmsterdamNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-01553-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-01554-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9602
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