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Wednesday, 11 December 2013 13:19

New Book - The New Science of Cities (just published in 2013 by MIT Press)

Colleagues may be interested in Michael Batty's new book The New Science of Cities (just published in 2013 by MIT Press).

 

There is a detailed description on his web site www.complexcity.info of the book and its contents. There are two chapters on space syntax in the book http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/new-science-cities and http://www.amazon.com/The-Science-Cities-Michael-Batty/dp/0262019523 and Amazon in UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Science-Cities-Michael-Batty/dp/0262019523/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1382270672&sr=1-1&keywords=new+science+of+cities

 

Best Price in USA at AbeBooks: http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=batty&sts=t&tn=the+new+science+of+cities

 

Content

List of Figures

List of Tables

Preface

Acknowledgments

Preamble

I Foundations and Prerequisites

1 Building a Science of Cities

2 Ebb and Flow: Interaction, Gravity, and Potential 47

3 Connections and Correlations: The Science of Networks

II The Science of Cities

4 The Growth of Cities: Rank, Size, and Clocks

5 Hierarchies and Networks

6 Urban Structure as Space Syntax

7 Distance in Complex Networks

8 Fractal Growth and Form

9 Urban Simulation

III The Science of Design

10 Hierarchical Design

11 Markovian Design Machines

12 A Theory for Collective Action

13 Urban Development as Exchange

14 Plan Design as Committee Decision Making

Conclusions: A Future Science

References

Author Index

Subject Index

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