Cities as complex systems—Collection overview


This collection provides a contemporary excerpt of “Cities as complex systems”. The contributions have been submitted between April and October 2020. We briefly discuss example papers addressing the themes “urban scaling”, “urban mobility”, “flows in cities”, “spatial analysis”, “information technology and cities”, and “cities in time”. After motivating the intersection of cities and complexity, we provide an introduction and additional thoughts on urban scaling.


D. Rybski, M. C. González, Cities as complex systems—Collection overview, PLOS ONE 17 (2) (2022) e0262964