The Cosmo-Creative Society: Logistical Networks in a Dynamic Economy

Overview

This book describes the nature and extent of the current revolutionary age of logistical networks, which is transforming society at a rapid rate. Many of the major structural changes underway are triggered by slow but steady changes in global logistical systems. Methods of dynamic analysis, especially synergetics, are essential for a proper understanding of the qualitative changes involved. These methods are described in the book. The role of creative world cities is also portrayed as a fundamental one. In this ...
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Overview

This book describes the nature and extent of the current revolutionary age of logistical networks, which is transforming society at a rapid rate. Many of the major structural changes underway are triggered by slow but steady changes in global logistical systems. Methods of dynamic analysis, especially synergetics, are essential for a proper understanding of the qualitative changes involved. These methods are described in the book. The role of creative world cities is also portrayed as a fundamental one. In this context, the Osaka Bay Area is expected to play a key role as a new symbiotic centre for different cultures of the Orient and the Occident. The book contains contributions of twenty prominent scientists from Japan, Europe and the USA.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642784620
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 1/22/2012
  • Series: Advances in Spatial and Network Economics Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Logistical Dynamics, Creativity and Infrastructure.- I. Cosmo-Creativity in the Knowledge Society.- 2. Economic Structure of the 21st Century.- 3. The Creative Person.- 4. Synergetics as a Theory of Creativity and Its Planning.- 5. High Technology Worker Mobility.- II. Logistical Network and Chaotic Dynamics.- 6. Some Consequences of ‘Recurrence and Expansion’: What Can We Learn about Logistical Networks from Chaos?.- 7. The Complexity of Economic Decisions — Anticipatory Human Behavior.- 8. Incomplete Information and Logistical Network Equilibria.- III. Network Dynamics with Cosmo-Creativity.- 9. Entrepreneurship in the New Technological Regime.- 10. Network Cities versus Central Place Cities: Building a Cosmo-Creative Constellation.- 11. Economic Evolution and Urban Infrastructure Dynamics.- IV. Infrastructure for the Cosmo-Creative Society.- 12. Information Technology and Urban Spatial Structure.- 13. Impacts of Developments in Telecommunication Systems on Travel Demand and the Location of Office Firms.- 14. Spatial Equilibria of Knowledge Production with ‘ M—? ting- Facilities’.- 15. Dynamic Change of Urban Housing Sk, Construction and Demolition.- 16. Optimal Regional Investment Control Using Hallmark Events.- V. Planning and Policy Perspectives.- 17. Creative Renaissance of the Osaka Bay Area — Towards a Cosmo-Creative Region in the 21st Century.- List of Contributors.
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