Urban Complexity and Planning
An interesting new book by Shi-Kung Lai and Haoying Han which weaves together their various papers which range from strict cellular automata models of urban processes to models of organisational structures such as Cohen’s decision-making model applied to planning (The so-called Garbage Can Model). This book is still pretty theoretical but it gets a lot closer to theories of planning than some of my own books (see the side panel). Nicely presented and well worth a look. There are two forewords to the book, one by myself and one by Lew Hopkins – click here and on the image for details.