CTC (Complexity Theories of Cities) is a domain of research that studies cities from the perspective of the various theories of complexity. The first Delft International conference (September 2009) evaluated the achievements of CTC and looked forward at potentials and challenges yet to be materialized. Among the latter was the insight that in order to better understand and simulate humans’ behavior in cities CTC should make a link to cognitive science views on these issues and to be aware that planning and design are basic cognitive capabilities of humans.
Following this insight the aim of this 2nd Delft international conference is to create a conversation between people from several disciplines that not often talk to each other; namely, between practitioners of CTC, cognitive scientists of spatial behavior, planning and design; researchers of design thinking, urban planners and urban designers.
When: October 10-12, 2013
Fee: €250/ €50 (students)