Planning and Complexity

Blog posts of 2013

12th meeting - Confronting Urban Planning and Design with Complexity: Methods for Inevitable Transformation

Published at: 13 August 2013

During the 16th & 17th of January 2014, AESOP's thematic group on Complexity and Planning held its 12th meeting in Manchester. The event was hosted by the Manchester School of Architecture and focused on exploring more closely the potentials and parallels between processes of Spatial Planning and Urbanism/Design. In particular, how the complexity sciences can create and enhance this discourse through an examination of processes of inevitable transformation.

A special word of gratitude goes to Manchester School of Architecture and in particular Ulysses Sengupta for an incredibly warm and well organized event.

Please click read more  for all presentations, and videos of the keynote speech of prof. Micheal Weinstock and the Round Table discussion with him and Prof. Michael Batty and Prof. Gert de Roo.

11th meeting: Self-organization and spatial planning: in-depth analysis

Published at: 10 January 2013

The 2nd and 3rd of May 2013 the University of Aveiro, Portugal, hosted the 11th meeting AESOP's thematic group on Complexity & Planning. A committed group of planners and urban designers from Europe and North-America had an intense dialogue on the relation between the concept of self-organization and planning. How to understand this concept in a socio-spatial context? To what extent can processes of self-organization be identified in spatial systems and networks? And what are the possible insights gained for planning theory and practice?

A special word of gratitude goes to Paulo Silva for organizing the event.


- Video recordings are published online.