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GSS Urban Development Workshop: Topics, Questions, Answers, etc.

Urban Systems

Systems Science is one or our great hopes for a method of addressing the major challenges facing our world in the 21st century and beyond.  Large among these challenges are:

  • Climate change and the adaptation of our environment to these changes
  • Lower impact economies and living
  • Transition from the centralized systems of the Industrial Age to the distributed systems of the Information Age

The implementation of solutions to these challenges will, to a very large extent (at least 70%), be implemented in cities around the world.  Hence the understanding of cities as complex systems must be a primary target for GSS. Continue reading