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Cities and complexity : understanding cities with cellular automata, agent-based models, and fractals

Author: Michael Batty
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Michael Batty offers a comprehensive view of urban dynamics in the context of complexity theory, presenting models that demonstrate how complexity theory can embrace a myriad of processes and elements that combine into organic wholes.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Batty, Michael.
Cities and complexity.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607611277
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Batty
ISBN: 0262025833 9780262025836
OCLC Number: 56387135
Description: xxi, 565 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Understanding cities --
1. Urban change: complexity and emergence --
2. Cells and cities: the rudiments of computation --
3. Laboratories for growing cities --
4. Desktop simulators: hypothetical urban evolution --
5. Agents and cells, actions and interactions --
6. Local movement: agent-based models of street systems and buildings --
7. The dynamics of small-scale spatial events --
8. Polynucleated urban landscapes --
9. Modeling urban growth as a spatial epidemic --
10. Self-organized criticality and urban development --
11. The fractal city --
Conclusion: Understanding Models.
Responsibility: Michael Batty.
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Michael Batty offers a comprehensive view of urban dynamics in the context of complexity theory, presenting models that demonstrate how complexity theory can embrace a myriad of processes and elements that combine into organic wholes.

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