The New Science of Cities

Colleagues may be interested in Michael Batty’s new book The New Science of Cities (just published in 2013 by MIT Press). 
 
There is a detailed description on his web site www.complexcity.info of the book and its contents:
 
 
List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
Preamble
 
I Foundations and Prerequisites
1 Building a Science of Cities
2 Ebb and Flow: Interaction, Gravity, and Potential 47
3 Connections and Correlations: The Science of Networks
 
II The Science of Cities
4 The Growth of Cities: Rank, Size, and Clocks
5 Hierarchies and Networks
6 Urban Structure as Space Syntax
7 Distance in Complex Networks
8 Fractal Growth and Form
9 Urban Simulation
 
III The Science of Design
10 Hierarchical Design
11 Markovian Design Machines
12 A Theory for Collective Action
13 Urban Development as Exchange
14 Plan Design as Committee Decision Making
 
Conclusions: A Future Science
 
References
Author Index
Subject Index