Fame at last for urban science! The May 2013 edition of The Smithsonian magazine has an excellent article on quantitative approaches to urban studies. It features stories and photographs of many of our colleagues including Geoff West, Luis Bettencourt, Joe Lobo, and Steve Koonin. More…
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
Information, contributions and presentations for the Workshop on Urban Development and Global Systems Science, organized by EUNOIA (Brussels, Feb. 13-14, 2013), are now available.