Considering how morphological traits of urban fabric create affordances for complex adaptation and emergence

S. Ackerman

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Abstract

This paper examines how physical and material properties of the urban fabric help enable the evolution of programmatically coherent spatial districts. It considers how contingent and non-linear processes intertwine to manifest in the unfolding of distinct sites and territories. Drawing concepts and terminology from both evolutionary economic geography and the sciences of complexity, it emphasizes how physically situated morphological traits help underpin urban processes of self-organization and emergence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-47
Number of pages18
JournalProgress in Human Geography
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • complexity
  • emergence
  • evolutionary economics
  • phase space
  • self-organization

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