Generative Urbanism

Cities traditionally evolved over time,  shifting to meet user needs. How might complexity theory help us  emulate such processes to generate 'fit' cities?


Some Urban thinkers consider how the nature of the morphologic characteristics of the city help enable it to evolve, incrementally, over time. This branch of Urban Thinking considers time and evolution as key to generating fit urban spaces


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Bottom-up Agents

Adaptive Capacity

Self Similarity






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Complexity & Urbanism

Adaptive Capacity

Bottom-up Agents



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International New Town Institute conference New Towns & Politics Friday 12 november 2010, Library Almere With the fourth INTI conference, New Towns & Politics, we wish to explore thoughts, analyses, projects, designs and political actions pertaining to the political dimension of New Towns, old and new.

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