The Dynamics of Complex Urban Systems

An Interdisciplinary Approach

  • Sergio Albeverio
  • Denise Andrey
  • Paolo Giordano
  • Alberto Vancheri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Peter M. Allen, Mark Strathern, James Baldwin
    Pages 21-41
  3. Armando Bazzani, Massimiliano Capriotti, Bruno Giorgini, Giuseppina Melchiorre, Sandro Rambaldi, Graziano Servizi et al.
    Pages 59-73
  4. Ulrike Beuck, Marcel Rieser, David Strippgen, Michael Balmer, Kai Nagel
    Pages 75-94
  5. Ivan Blecic, Arnaldo Cecchini, Giuseppe A. Trunfio
    Pages 111-141
  6. Leonid Bogachev
    Pages 143-161
  7. Erez Hatna, Itzhak Benenson
    Pages 265-286
  8. Dirk Helbing, Anders Johansson, Stefan Lämmer
    Pages 287-309
  9. Jeffrey Johnson
    Pages 311-334
  10. Alberto Vancheri, Paolo Giordano, Denise Andrey, Sergio Albeverio
    Pages 429-456
  11. Damián H. Zanette
    Pages 457-472
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 473-484

About this book


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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Editors and affiliations

  • Sergio Albeverio
    • 1
    • 2
  • Denise Andrey
    • 2
  • Paolo Giordano
    • 2
  • Alberto Vancheri
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Applied MathematicsUniversity of BonnGermany
  2. 2.Accademia di ArchitetturaUniversità della Svizzera ItalianaMendrisioSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg and Accademia di Architettura, Mendrisio, Switzerland 2008
  • Publisher Name Physica-Verlag HD
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-1936-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-1937-3
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