Regional dynamics and development

Our aim is to develop a true theory of cities as a complex system of systems, governed by multi-layered networks. While it is true that every city is unique, we believe there exist fundamental principles underlying the development and dynamics of all cities, and that those principles have parallels in other collective social entities across the domain of life (e.g. ant colonies). Further, we believe that viewing cities as complex systems will yield new insights that can help policy makers address some of the most pressing and obstinate challenges now and in the future.

  • Using a variety of data sources, we seek complex relationships between industrial and occupational diversity, skills, education and training, and income and wealth.
  • This work is primarily conducted multi-layer network analysis, and attempting to explore both snapshots across a region or country as well as temporal dynamics which reveal evolutionary and developmental processes


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