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  • Handbook on Cities and Complexity, edited by Juval Portugali
    by cxdig (Complexity Digest) on September 20, 2021

    Written by some of the founders of complexity theory and complexity theories of cities (CTC), this Handbook expertly guides the reader through over forty years of intertwined developments: the emergence of general theories of complex self-organized systems and the consequent emergence of CTC. Examining studies from the end of 1970 through to the current leading approach to urbanism, planning and design, the book provides an up-to-date snapshot of CTC. Insightful chapters are split into five […]

  • Mind the Mind Gap
    by cxdig (Complexity Digest) on September 12, 2021

    Ricardo Hausmann While developing countries have been catching up to their richer counterparts on some key metrics, they appear to be falling behind on others. Most worrisome is a growing gap in the local capabilities needed to make the most of new technological innovations. Read the full article at: www.project-syndicate.org

  • W. Brian Arthur on Complexity Economics – Sean Carroll’s Mindscape podcast
    by cxdig (Complexity Digest) on September 11, 2021

    Economies in the modern world are incredibly complex systems. But when we sit down to think about them in quantitative ways, it’s natural to keep things simple at first. We look for reliable relations between small numbers of variables, seek equilibrium configurations, and so forth. But those approaches don’t always work in complex systems, and sometimes we have to use methods that are specifically adapted to the challenges of complexity. That’s the perspective of W. Brian Arthur, a […]

  • The 2021 Conference on Artificial Life Proceedings
    by cxdig (Complexity Digest) on September 11, 2021

    Edited by Jitka Čejková, Silvia Holler, Lisa Soros, Olaf Witkowski MIT Press This volume contains the proceedings of the 2021 Conference on Artificial Life (ALIFE 2021) which was originally scheduled to be held in Prague (Czech Republic) 19 - 23 July 2021, but because of the covid-19 pandemic and its repercussions, is being held virtually only. (https://2021.alife.org/). The International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFE) and the European Conference on […]

  • Future proof: Solving the ‘adaptability paradox’ for the long term
    by cxdig (Complexity Digest) on September 10, 2021

    Just when leaders need fresh thinking and decisiveness, they tend to fall back on tried-and-true ways. Five actions can transform your relationship withuncertainty and help you thrive. Read the full article at: www.mckinsey.com