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Category Archives: Flows, Fluxes
The Network City
TweetMichael Mehaffy and Nikos Salingaros have written a nice paper on networks which is the online journal Biourbanism. They quote from E. Forster who made much in stories of the fact that we need to ‘connect’. His novella The Machine … Continue reading
Posted in Flows, Fluxes, Networks, Urban Dynamics
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More on Urban Science
TweetSocial physics, scaling, urban informatics, energy in cities are all elements of a science of cities. The recent article by Solecki, Seto, and Marcotullio ‘It’s Time for an Urbanization Science’ in the magazine Environment develops yet another notion of what … Continue reading
Posted in Allometry, Complex Systems, Emergence, Flows, Fluxes, Scaling
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Towards a Science of Cities
TweetIn 1999, Jeff Kenworthy & colleagues (Laube & Zeibots) published a paper entitled “Towards a Science of Cities“. Jeff recently drew my attention to this and I post it here as it is key to many indicators of city structure … Continue reading
Posted in Allometry, Flows, Fluxes, Morphology, Transport
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CAMUSS: Cellular Automata Modelling for Urban Spatial Systems
TweetThis interesting meeting is being held in Oporto, Portugal and involves a reassessment of progress and problems in this field of simulation. I am giving the keynote at 230pm November 8th 19th and the pdf of my power point can … Continue reading
Complexity, Waste, Cities
TweetSingapore World Cities Summit, Singapore WasteMetAsia sessions, today. Talking on how complexity theory can be used to think about waste in cities – of course it can be used to think about anything in cities, but here are some improvised … Continue reading
Posted in Allometry, Complex Systems, Flows, Fluxes, Transport
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