Challenges in Evaluating Models of Geographic Complexity

  title={Challenges in Evaluating Models of Geographic Complexity},
  author={S. Manson},
  journal={Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design},
  pages={245 - 260}
  • S. Manson
  • Published 2007
  • Computer Science
  • Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design
  • Geographic complexity—the explicit integration of complexity research with space and place-based research—faces interrelated methodological, conceptual, and policy challenges. The rubric of model evaluation is central both to understanding and to meeting these challenges. They include methodological issues such as sensitivity and complex scaling; the conceptual challenges of conflating pattern and process, and reconciling simplicity and complexity; and policy issues posed by the science–policy… CONTINUE READING
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