Revisiting Cognitive Dissonance and Memes-Derived Urban Simulation Models

  • Juval PortugaliEmail author
Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)


In previous chapters we’ve suggested SIRN as a cognitive approach to urban dynamics. In the present chapter (and in the one that follows) the aim is to explore the implications of SIRN to urban simulation models (USM). This is done, firstly, by an examination of four interrelated properties that typify SIRN and distinguish it from most CTC approaches of urban dynamics: (1) it is a comprehensive CTC; (2) it is a cognitive CTC in an innovative way; (3) it suggests perceiving urban agents as a complex systems; (4) it implies a separation between agents’ intention and behavior.


Cultural Group Cultural Identity Cellular Automaton Cognitive Dissonance Residential Segregation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. of Geography and the Human EnvironmentTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

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