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Title Complexity, cognition, urban planning and design : post-proceedings of the 2nd Delft International Conference / Juval Portugali, Egbert Stolk, editors.

Published Switzerland : Springer Internatinal Publishing, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xxvi, 316 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color).
Series Springer proceedings in complexity, 2213-8684
Springer proceedings in complexity (electronic), 2213-8692
Springer proceedings in complexity.
Springer English/International eBooks 2016 - Full Set
Notes "Springer Complexity."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index..
Contents Introduction / Juval Portugali and Egbert Stolk -- Part 1: Complexity, Cognition and Cities. What makes cities complex? / Juval Portugali ; Evolving a plan: Design and planning with complexity / Michael Batty ; Self-organization and design as a complementary pair / J.A. Scott Kelso, Egbert Stolk and Juval Portugali ; Cultivating complexity: The need for a shift in cognition / N. John Habraken ; The fourth sustainability, creativity: Statistical associations and credible mechanism / Bill Hillier ; Design thinking as principles for the structure of creative cities / Andy Dong -- Part 2: On Termites, Rats, Other Animals and Cities. Swarm cognition and swarm construction: Lessons from a social insect master builder / Scott Turner ; Physical, behavioral and spatiotemporal perspectives of home in humans and other animals / Efrat Blumenfeld-Lieberthal and David Eilam -- Part 3: Complexity, Cognition and Planning. Framing the planning game: A cognitive understanding of the planner's rationale in a differentiated world / Gert de Roo ; Global scale predictions of cities in urban and in cognitive planning / Roni Sela ; Emotional cognition in urban planning and design / Paul Thagard -- Part 4: Complexity, Cognition and Design. A complexity-cognitive view on scale in urban design / Egbert Stolk and Juval Portugali ; Lines: orderly and messy / Barbara Tversky ; Creative challenge and cognitive constraint: Students use of A Pattern Language for complex design / Stephen Marshall ; The evolution of city gaming / Ekim Tan ; Desinging for different dynamics: The search for a new practice of planning and design in the Dutch delta / Han Meyer and Steffen Nijhuis.
Summary "This book, which resulted from an intensive discourse between experts from several disciplines - complexity theorists, cognitive scientists, philosophers, urban planners and urban designers, as well as a zoologist and a physiologist - addresses various issues regarding cities. It is a first step in responding to the challenge of generating just such a discourse, based on a dilemma identified in the CTC (Complexity Theories of Cities) domain. The latter has demonstrated that cities exhibit the properties of natural, organic complex systems: they are open, complex and bottom-up, have fractal structures and are often chaotic. CTC have further shown that many of the mathematical formalisms and models developed to study material and organic complex systems also apply to cities. The dilemma in the current state of CTC is that cities differ from natural complex systems in that they are hybrid complex systems composed, on the one hand, of artifacts such as buildings, roads and bridges, and of natural human agents on the other. This raises a plethora of new questions on the difference between the natural and the artificial, the cognitive origin of human action and behavior, and the role of planning and designing cities. The answers to these questions cannot come from a single discipline; they must instead emerge from a discourse between experts from several disciplines engaged in CTC."--Provided by publisher.
Other author Portugali, Juval, editor.
Stolk, Egbert, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject City planning -- Congresses.
Complexity (Philosophy) -- Congresses.
Urban geography -- Congresses.
Regional economics.
Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319326535