Edited by Aura Reggiani and Peter Nijkamp
This important new book provides a valuable set of studies on spatial dynamics, emerging networks and modelling efforts. It employs interdisciplinary concepts alongside innovative trajectories to highlight recent advances in analysing and modelling the spatial economy, transport networks, industrial dynamics and regional systems. It is argued that modelling network processes at different spatial scales provides critical information for the design of plans and policies. Furthermore, a key issue in the current complex and heterogeneous landscape is the adoption and validation of new approaches, models and methodologies, which are able to grasp the emergent aspects of economic uncertainty and discontinuity, as well as overcome the current difficulties of carrying out appropriate forecasts. In exploring diverse pathways for theoretical, methodological and empirical analysis, this exciting volume offers promising and evolutionary perspectives on the modern spatial network society.
Myths, Visions and Realities
Edited by Marina van Geenhuizen and Peter Nijkamp
This book adopts a holistic, integrated and pragmatic approach to exploring the myths, concepts, policies, key conditions and tools for enhancing creative knowledge cities, as well as expounding potentially negative impacts of knowledge based city policies.
Tüzin Baycan and Peter Nijkamp
Tüzin Baycan Levent, Peter Batey, Kenneth Button and Peter Nijkamp
With the global expansion of urbanization there is a need to ensure that cities develop in a way that allows all residents to benefit from urban life. This research review considers a collection of classic and more recent papers that provide insight into the problems encountered in urbanization and the ways in which planning has evolved to meet the resultant challenges. It is broad in its coverage, and the papers discussed include both theoretical and applied contributions as well as those which cover urban planning issues in the developing and developed world.