Item description for Cities and Regions as Self-Organizing Systems: Models of Complexity (Environmental Problems & Social Dynamics Series, Vol 1) by Peter M. Allen...
A clear methodological and philosophical introduction to complexity theory as applied to urban and regional systems is given, together with a detailed series of modelling case studies compiled over the last couple of decades. Based on the new complex systems thinking, mathematical models are developed which attempt to simulate the evolution of towns, cities, and regions and the complicated co-evolutionary interaction there is both between and within them. The aim of these models is to help policy analysis and decision-making in urban and regional planning, energy policy, transport policy, and many other areas of service provision, infrastructure planning, and investment that are necessary for a successful society.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.61" Width: 7.4" Height: 0.71" Weight: 1.19 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1997
Publisher Taylor & Francis
ISBN 9056990713 ISBN13 9789056990718
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More About Peter M. Allen
Peter M. Allen was born in 1944 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Cranfield University.