COMPLEXITY THEORIES OF CITIES HAVE COME OF AGE
1. Achievements, criticism and potentials yet to be realized
2. Implications to planning and urban design
TU Delft, September 25 - 27, 2009
Three decades of research have established the field of complexity theories of cities (CTC) as a dominant approach to cities with urban simulation models (USM) as its major methodological tool. Now that the field has come of age, it is time to stop for a moment, look back at what has been achieved, with appreciation, but also with sober criticism and then look forward at potentials that have yet to be realized.