The project that resulted in this book originates in an encounter of three of the authors (David Lane, Sander van der Leeuw and Geoffrey West) in the summer of 2001 at the Santa Fe Institute around two main themes: (1) a different way of looking at the invention and innovation of artefacts, and (2) the possible impact of innovation on urban dynamics. One of us was a physicist (West), one a statistician (Lane) and one an archaeologist (van der Leeuw). Almost immediately, we asked Denise Pumain (an urban geographer) to join us in this adventure.
KeywordsSocial Change Urban System World Order Social Innovation Urban Geographer
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