The City and Its Sciences

  • Cristoforo Sergio Bertuglia
  • Giuliano Bianchi
  • Alfredo Mela

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Introduction

    1. Cristoforo S. Bertuglia, Giuliano Bianchi, Alfredo Mela
      Pages 1-92
  3. The City as a Highly Complex Entity

  4. The Sciences of the City

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. Denise Pumain
      Pages 323-361
    3. Roberto Camagni
      Pages 363-385
    4. Alfredo Mela, Giorgio Preto
      Pages 409-438
  5. The Planning of the City

  6. The Methodologies of the Urban Sciences

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 893-914

About these proceedings


Recent developments in the field of urban analysis and management are investigated in this book. It is a wide-ranging collection of essays on the subject drawn from a long-term project and seminar, held in Italy, to review the state of the art and speculate on the future influence on the "sciences of the city" of the complexity concept. Of particular interest is the variety of points of view, often contrasting, and the attempt to go beyond the conventional approaches to the analysis, and the planning of the city. While focussing mainly on the European (and in particular Italian) context, the discussion is of general relevance and valuable to anyone concerned with the prospects for the city in the new millenium.


China Raumplanung Stadtplanung Stadtökonomie Urban Economics agglomeration mobility regional science spatial economics transport urban development

Editors and affiliations

  • Cristoforo Sergio Bertuglia
    • 1
  • Giuliano Bianchi
    • 2
  • Alfredo Mela
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecniche per i Processi di InsediamentoPolitecnico di TorinoTorinoItalia
  2. 2.Rete dell’Alta TecnologiaRegione Toscana FirenzeItalia

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