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Urban Morphogenesis 3

Urban Morphogenesis 3

Philippe Bonnin, Stéphane Douady

ISBN: 978-1-786-30093-5

Feb 2020, Wiley-ISTE

200 pages

Select type: Hardcover


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This set of three books is based on the research of the Morphocity multidisciplinary team on the description, analysis and Numerical Modeling of Morphogenesis Viaire. SHS researchers (planners and anthropologues) describe and analyze urban form, its evolution and the processes that underlie them; The Out of SHS (modelers, physicists) are looking at probable "simple laws" at work behind the complexity and variety of urban structures.

1. Form and morphogenesis: "living" systems entered in interaction with their environment

2. A "simple" law creates a complex but organized form, step by step, reacting to the previous state of the system

3. Self-organization? Organization of large social groups ± and / or hierarchical or democratic? Time and duration of the definition of the form

4. The purely mathematical simulation, and the questions it raises: why the need to introduce "noise"?