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Fractal Architecture
TweetMuch of this site is about the morphology of cities using fractal geometry as one of the key unifying themes. But it is in architecture that the real modularity of fractals has become a central feature in design. Harris’s exposition … Continue reading
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The Peter Hall Symposium
TweetPeter Hall’s 80th Birthday Symposium resumes in UCL’s Archaeology Lecture Theatre 930am. Heavy hitters Andreas Faludi David Banister et al. continue the dialogue. Mike Hebbert gives the ‘Peter Hall’ lecture this evening in the Darwin at 1830pm see the programme
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Peter Hall’s 80th Birthday Symposium
TweetToday and tomorrow (June 2627) in the Darwin Lecture Theatre at UCL, there is a celebration of Peter’s work: Peter Hall and the Planning Imagination. Here’s the program. Here is my own contribution on complexity and planning.
Posted in Complex Systems, Design, Policy Analysis
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Complexity Theories of Cities Have Come of Age
TweetA new book on complexity and cities edited by Juval Portugali, Han Meyer, Egbert Stolk and Ekim Tan with the intriguing title that what we do has come of age. Well maybe, maybe not, I leave you to be the … Continue reading
Posted in Cellular Automata, Complex Systems, Design, Emergence, Evolution, Morphology, Urban Dynamics
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Visualising the Flow of Debt
TweetTopical visualisations of flows: so simple, so effective. How we can visualise the flow of debt in the west between countries by the BBC and even better by the New York Times which introduces scenarios about future flows, reflecting contagion, phase … Continue reading
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