PLANNING AND COMPLEXITY

The aim of the group is to contribute to the creation and maintenance of a network of lecturers and researchers, who are willing to explore and debate new developments influencing both planning theory and practice in the light of non-linearity, resilience, adaptivity, complexity, complexity thinking and complex adaptice systems.

/Dr.%20Ward%20Rauws
Coordinator
NEWS
All items
Planning and Complexity
Planning and Complexity
Sensing the City: tracing complex urban patterns and their implications for urban governance
Sunday, November 28, 2021
22-23 July 2022, Tallinn, Estonia Cities are in the midst of a revolution fueled by so-called smartification and digitalization of the urban. Myriads of...
Planning and Complexity
Book presentation: Handbook on Cities & Complexity
Monday, November 15, 2021
Online and interactive book presentation of the Handbook on Cities & Complexity The event will be held on 9th of December 2021 : 14:00-16:00 Central European...
Planning and Complexity
19th meeting: Social disruption and urban complexity
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
The event in a nutshell Informal, open, and online event promoted by University of Florence [Critical Planning and Design Lab] with University of Groningen...
Planning and Complexity
18th meeting: Games for Cities
Friday, October 11, 2019
Cities are multidimensional complex systems. While they always have been, today’s societies are confronted with accelerating dynamics. Processes such as...
Planning and Complexity
TG's activities at AESOP Annual Congress 2019
Sunday, July 07, 2019
Round Table on Adaptive Cities - Mitigation, Adaptation, Innovation How do we future proof existing and new cities in a way that they can adapt to new...
Planning and Complexity
17th meeting: Emerging Patterns in the Built Environment: Analytical Tools & Responsive Governance
Monday, June 11, 2018
Our 17th meeting will be held from 7-9 of November, 2018 at Ben-Gurion University and Tel-Aviv University, Isreal. The event is hosted by our dedicated...
Planning and Complexity
16th meeting: Adaptive Planning for Spatial Transformation
Friday, July 07, 2017
Conference program The workshop was hosted by the Department of Spatial Planning and Environment, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, the...
Planning and Complexity
New UNISDR Guidebooks released
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Land Use and Urban Planning: https://owncloud.unog.ch/index.php/s/BvYxGQVTwtPBfs7 Local Governments: https://owncloud.unog.ch/index.php/s/7RZKjdVvXakLthV...
Planning and Complexity
15th meeting: Crossing over with Complexity: Co-evolution in Planning
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Scope of the conference Spatial planning today increasingly operates in a fuzzy, non-linear and dynamic world, characterized by a diffused and globally...
Planning and Complexity
14th meeting: Taking Stock of Complexity Sciences: Evidence of Progress in Urban Planning?
Monday, July 06, 2015
The complexity sciences continue to influence debates, research, and practices in urban planning and governance. Urban systems, e.g. cities and urban regions,...
Planning and Complexity
13th meeting: Complexity and digitalization of cities – Challenges for urban planning and design
Friday, June 27, 2014
OVERVIEW OF THE PRESENTED PAPERS 13th Planning and Complexity Thematic Group Meeting Tampere 15th-16th January 2015 COMPLEXITY and DIGITALISATION OF CITIES –...
Planning and Complexity
12th meeting - Confronting Urban Planning and Design with Complexity: Methods for Inevitable Transformation
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
OVERVIEW OF PAPERS PRESENTED Speakers & organizers of the event Powerpoint files can be found in the menu at the left. Thursday 16th January 2014 Keynote...

FOCUS

The members of the thematic group meet every half year. Together they explore linkages between spatial planning, non-linearity and the science of complexity, processes of adaptivity, mechanisms of self-organization, transformation towards a resilient society, transition managemant and many more issues. Out of various events (Vienna, Reading, Cardiff, Mexico City, Cambridge, Stuttgart, Milano, Tessalonici, Stockholm,  Istanbul, Groningen, Bamberg) publications have emerged:

PUBLICATIONS

Rauws, W.S., G. De Roo & S. Zhang (2016) Self-organisation & Spatial Planning, Town Planning Review, Special Issue
De Roo, G & E.S. Silva (2010) A Planner's Encounter with Complexity, Ashgate Publishers, Farnham (UK)
De Roo, G., J. Hillier & J.E. Van Wezemael (2012) Complexity & Planning: Systems, Assemblages and Simulations, Ashgate Publishers, Farnham (UK)
Sengupta, U., Rauws, W.S., G. De Roo (2016) Planning and complexity: Engaging with temporal dynamics, uncertainty and complex adaptive systems. Environment and Planning B, Themed Issue