Category Archives: Morphology

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 | 3 Comments

Urban Transformations and Urban Structure

TweetCheck out Luc D’Acci’s Blog. He has some very interesting projects on mega cities and the internal structure of cities which blends lots of ideas from economics and complexity theory with spatial structures and patterns. Some papers are downloadable

Posted in Complex Systems, Morphology, Social Physics, Uncategorized, Urban Dynamics | 110 Comments

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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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 | 2 Comments

Města, komplexita a vznikající řád

Tweet Well I only know what it means because others translated it for me – click left image for it in Czech and here for it in English as I posted it once before as Cities, Complexity and Emergent Order. … Continue reading

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