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Fractal Cities: A Geometry of Form and Function
Planners and architects will find that many aspects of fractal geometry covered in this book are relevant to their own interests.
Smart cities of the future
Abstract Here we sketch the rudiments of what constitutes a smart city which we define as a city in which ICT is merged with traditional infrastructures, coordinated and integrated using new digitalExpand
The New Science of Cities
In The New Science of Cities, Michael Batty suggests that to understand cities we must view them not simply as places in space but as systems of networks and flows. To understand space, he argues, weExpand
Cities and complexity - understanding cities with cellular automata, agent-based models, and fractals
  • M. Batty
  • Computer Science
  • 30 September 2007
TLDR
In Cities and Complexity, Michael Batty offers a comprehensive view of urban dynamics in the context of complexity theory, presenting models that demonstrate how complexity theory can embrace a myriad of processes and elements that combine into organic wholes. Expand
The Size, Scale, and Shape of Cities
TLDR
This paper presents an integrated theory of how cities evolve, linking urban economics and transportation behavior to developments in network science, allometric growth, and fractal geometry, which provides new insights into the resource limits facing cities in terms of the meaning of density, compactness, and sprawl. Expand
Big data, smart cities and city planning
  • M. Batty
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Dialogues in human geography
  • 1 November 2013
TLDR
It is described how the growth of big data is shifting the emphasis from longer term strategic planning to short-term thinking about how cities function and can be managed, although with the possibility that over much longer periods of time, this kind ofbig data will become a source for information about every time horizon. Expand
Exploring Isovist Fields: Space and Shape in Architectural and Urban Morphology
TLDR
This work argues that the classification of fields based on geometric measures must be a prerequisite to the proper analysis of architectural and urban morphologies and suggests that visual fields have their own form which results from the interaction of geometry and movement. Expand
Modeling urban dynamics through GIS-based cellular automata
In urban systems modeling, there are many elaborate dynamic models based on intricate decision processes whose simulation must be based on customized software if their space–time properties are to beExpand
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