Seminar: Professor Mike Batty, "Anticipating Future Complexity: Are Systems Such as Cities Getting More Complex?"

Past Event

11 February 2010, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

Professor Mike Batty, Director, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London

Summary: Cities are getting more complex as their residents acquire more and more ways in which they can interact with one another. New technologies enable individuals to repackage their time and space in countless different combinations, and the flexibility afforded by such innovations makes possible many new ways in which individuals might react to this complexity. Behavioural change is considerably greater in the modern city than the medieval.