Cities and Complexity: Understanding Cities with Cellular Automata, Agent-Based Models, and Fractals / Edition 1

Cities and Complexity: Understanding Cities with Cellular Automata, Agent-Based Models, and Fractals / Edition 1

by Michael Batty
     
 

Viewing urban dynamics in the context of complexity theory; models and examples in scales from the local to the regional.See more details below

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Viewing urban dynamics in the context of complexity theory; models and examples in scales from the local to the regional.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262025836
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
589
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : understanding cities1
1Urban change : complexity and emergence17
2Cells and cities : the rudiments of computation67
3Laboratories for growing cities105
4Desktop simulators : hypothetical urban evolution151
5Agents and cells, actions and interactions209
6Local movement : agent-based models of street systems and buildings263
7The dynamics of small-scale spatial events319
8Polynucleated urban landscape353
9Modeling urban growth as a spatial epidemic385
10Self-organized criticality and urban development425
11The fractal city457
Conclusion : understanding models515

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