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Handbook on Cities and Complexity

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Handbook on Cities and Complexity

9781789900118 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Juval Portugali, Professor of Human Geography, Department of Geography and the Human Environment, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Publication Date: September 2021 ISBN: 978 1 78990 011 8 Extent: c 512 pp
Written by some of the founders of complexity theory and complexity theories of cities (CTC), this Handbook expertly guides the reader through over 20 years of intertwined developments: the emergence of general theories of complex self-organized systems and the consequent emergence of CTC. 

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Written by some of the founders of complexity theory and complexity theories of cities (CTC), this Handbook expertly guides the reader through over 20 years of intertwined developments: the emergence of general theories of complex self-organized systems and the consequent emergence of CTC. 

Examining studies from the end of 1970, through to the current leading approach to urbanism, planning and design, the book provides an up-to-date snapshot of CTC. Insightful chapters are split into five parts covering the early foundations of the topic, the evolution of towns and cities and urban complexity, modeling traffic and parking in cities, and urban planning and design. The Handbook on Cities and Complexity concludes with the contributors’ personal statements on their observations of Covid-19’s impact upon global cities.
 
This book will be an invaluable resource for those researching cities and complexity and also for scholars of urban studies, planning, physics, mathematics, AI and architecture.
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‘This is a fascinating collection of discussions by leading authors, ranging from philosophical perspectives, to conceptual frameworks and mathematical models across many disciplines. A unifying theme is the role of human cognition and decision making, addressed via psychology, uncertainty and risk, evolutionary game theory, behavioral economics and more. The book should be a reference to anyone interested in the history of the field and as a source of ideas for the opportunities (and challenges) of treating cities as complex systems in contrast to less holistic approaches to urban planning and policy.’
– Luis Bettencourt, University of Chicago, US
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Contributors include: Christopher Alexander, Peter Allen, Koen Bandsma, Marc Barthelemy, Itzhak Benenson, Efrat Blumenfeld Liebetrhal, Yanguang Chen, Daniele Chiffi, Sara Encarnação, Pierre Frankhauser, Nir Fulman, Carlos Gershenson, Nick Green, Hermann Haken, Shlomo Havlin, Orr Levy, Stephen Marshall, Stefano Moroni, Jorge M. Pacheco, Alan Penn, Margarida Pereira, Juval Portugali, Denise Pumain, Carlo Ratti, Ward S. Rauws, Gert de Roo, Paolo Santi, Fernando P. Santos, Francisco C. Santos, Nimrod Serok, Vincent Verbavatz

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