Complex Landscapes of Spatial Interaction

  title={Complex Landscapes of Spatial Interaction},
  author={DAVID F. BATTEN}
How complex is the spatial economy? Some apostles of complexity argue that complex behaviour can arise in any system consisting of a largish number of intelligent, adaptive agents interacting on the basis of local information only. This paper examines several features of such dynamic systems, including path-dependence, emergence and self-organization. It goes on to explore their importance for the spatial sciences. Because space scales can change abruptly from local to global, strongly… CONTINUE READING