14th meeting AESOP's thematic group on Planning & Complexity: Taking Stock of Complexity Sciences: Evidence of Progress in Urban Planning?

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The number of studies on the planning and governance of the urban that use concepts and ideas from the complexity sciences has gone up significantly. Naturally, complexity’s increasing popularity also attracts criticism. An often voiced criticism, for instance, is that the applications of complexity in urban planning and governance are little more than semantic novelty. The right response to such criticism is to examine it and to demonstrate that complexity does have utility in the urban planning for the 21st century. Does complexity science live up to its promises? Now that we have been using complexity in planning for quite a while, we ought to be able to answer that question.
LocatieBamberg, Germany