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Theories and models of urbanization

Théories et modèles de l'urbanisation

ERC GeoDiverCity International Workshop

ERC GeoDiverCity International Workshop

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Published on Thursday, September 21, 2017 by Anastasia Giardinelli

Summary

The ambition of the meeting is to engage discussion about fundamental questions regarding urban theories and modeling. Invited keynote speeches will be followed each by a roundtable of discussion. Related major results from the ERC will also be presented. The intention of the workshop is to summarize the state of knowledge and prepare an agenda for future research.Keynotes speeches will be delivered by Michael Storper, Michael Batty, Romain Reuillon, Elsa Arcaute, Marc Barthelemy and Fulong Wu. Distinguished scholars will comment their contributions and present their own vision about these questions.

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Presentation

The ambition of the meeting is to engage discussion about fundamental questions regarding urban theories and modeling. Invited keynote speeches will be followed each by a roundtable of presentations and discussion.  Related major results from the ERC will also be presented. The intention of the workshop is to summarize the state of knowledge and prepare an agenda for future research.

Program

ERC  GeoDiverCity International Workshop

Theories and models of urbanization

Thursday 12th and Friday 13th October 2017

Location:  Institute of Complex Systems of Paris-Ile-de-France
113 rue Nationale, 75013 PARIS (métro Nationale Line 6)

Thursday October 12th

  • 9h30-11h Urban theories and complexity (1)

Keynote: Michael Batty

“Which complexity for urban systems?”

Discussion: Olivier Bouba-Olga: "Innovation, In and Out of the City"

Juste Raimbault: “Complexity, Complexities and Complex Knowledges”

  • 11h - 11h30 coffee break
  • 11h30 - 13h GeoDiverCity: Building models: experimentation of theories and reproducibility

Keynote : Romain Reuillon

“Towards Computer Assisted Modeling “

Discussion around OpenMOLE: Paul Chapron, Guillaume Chérel, Clementine Cottineau, Mathieu Leclaire, Sebastien Rey-Coyrehourcq

  • 13h - 14h buffet lunch
  • 14h - 15h30 Urban theories and complexity (2)

Keynote: Elsa Arcaute

“Scaling laws, its limitations and performance of cities”

Discussion:

Horacio Samaniego (with Mauricio Franco and Boris Sotomayor): “Reaching Out” in Larger Cities”

Francisco Maturana: “The Topology of Communicating Across Cities of Increasing Sizes, or the Complex Task of “Reaching Out” in Larger Cities”

  • 15h30 - 16h coffee break
  • 16h - 17h  GeoDiverCity: Are scaling laws transferable towards urban theories?

Presentations: Olivier Finance and Elfie Swerts

  • 17h - 18h30 Urban theories and big data

Keynote: Marc Barthelemy

“Revisiting economics for understanding urban data”

Discussion: Arnaud Banos, Céline Rozenblat

Friday October 13th

  • 9h30 - 11h00Economy versus geography: theories of urbanization and cities development

Keynote: Michael Storper

"The Growth and Decline of Cities:  a perspective from economic geography"

Discussion: Lena Sanders, Céline Vacchiani-Marcuzzo and Isabelle Thomas

  • 11h - 11h30 coffee break
  • 11h30 - 13h GeoDiverCity: Economy versus geography: theories of urbanization and cities development (2)

Presentations: Clémentine Cottineau and Solène Baffi

"What is emerging ? Understanding urbanisation dynamics in BRICS countries through a geographical approach, the case of Russia and South Africa"

Which theories and models from and for big data?

Presentations:

Thomas Louail :“Denoising data with talk: augmented interviews to better understand spatial behavior”

Robin Cura: “Visual exploration and simulation of large and long data of urban growth”.

  • 13h00 - 14h00 buffet lunch
  • 14h - 15h30 Urban theories and international comparison

Keynote: Fulong Wu

“Urban theories and urbanization processes: is China specific?”

Discussion: Natacha Aveline, Elfie Swerts

  • 15h30 - 17h Concluding round table

International comparisons: harmonization of data, comparability of results, level of universality for theories and models

Eric Denis, Denise Pumain: questions to Elsa Arcaute, Mike Batty, Marc Barthelemy, Michael Storper and Fulong Wu

Keynotes speeches will be delivered by Michael Storper, Michael Batty, Romain Reuillon, Elsa Arcaute, Marc Barthelemy and Fulong Wu. Distinguished scholars will comment their contributions and present their own vision about these questions.

Free registration and provisionnal programme: http://geodivercity.parisgeo.cnrs.fr/blog/international-workshop/

Date(s)

  • Thursday, October 12, 2017
  • Friday, October 13, 2017

Keywords

  • Urbanization, Urbanisation, Villes, Cities,

Contact(s)

  • Olivier Finance
    courriel : olivier [dot] finance [at] live [dot] fr

Information source

  • Olivier Finance
    courriel : olivier [dot] finance [at] live [dot] fr

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