What makes Cities Complex

Video Lecture by prof Juval Portugali on the foundations of non-linear reasoning within Spatial Planning.

Portugali video

In the video lecture 'What makes Cities Complex' Prof. Juval Portugal introduces the foundations which have emerged from the Complexity Sciences, relevant to non-linear reasoning within Spatial Planning.

The video presents the various discoveries of emerging processes and how these have inspired various scholars, in particular Herman Haken, to conceptualize these discoveries into proposals to look at our daily environment differently. Instead of considering the world to be fixed, we are being presented with a world in flow and in discontinuous change. This conceptualizing is partially contra intuitive and is partially resonating well with our senses. Therefore Portugali lays a strong emphasis upon cognition. Out of this conjunction between the discoveries of emerging processes in our daily environment and his ideas on cognition Portugali proposes a 'chronostatic' perspective to our environment. With this step he pushes the frontier of science a bit further.

Central to this video is the seminar Portugali gave at Groningen University, the 18th of Juni 2015. The video opening and is an interview with Portugali about his own trajectory through science and about the topics he considered to be challenging to explore further…

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