Session

P10 Complex systems, cognition and territorial planning

The last four decades have witnessed the emergence of complexity theories of territory. These theories are becoming increasingly important within a variety disciplines. As planners struggle with how to consider the instances of the real world when putting together proposals for future development, they question how complexity, cognition and complex systems might prove useful with regard to territorial planning.
Territories differ from natural complex systems in being dual complex systems in four points: i) are hybrid, artificial-natural complex systems; ii) are part of the environment with which they interact, and at the same time, are an environment for the people acting in it; iii) are an outcome of internal representations that came from the mind of people, i. e. cognition; iv) the territory as a whole is a complex system and each of its agents is also a complex system.
As a result of the specific character of territory as dual complex systems we have to include the cognitive capabilities of the agents in theorizing and simulating the dynamics of territories. From the cognitive approach arises: i) a new perspective on the relations between planners and the inhabitants; ii) a new form of planning behavior that typifies agents; iii) and that planning is seen as an integral element of territorial dynamics.
Most of our models do not deal with the range of decision-making seen in planning and do not reflect the actual process of land development. This session intends to discuss and analyze complex and/or cognitive models that link space to agency forming the basis for planned actions.

SLOT1
Subtitle:
Territorial Planning
Chair:
Location:
Room D
Schedule:
Tuesday, 1 September 2015
15:00–16:45
Presentations:
  1. Milan Husar*, Maros Finka, Lubomir Jamecny: Respond on fuzzy responsibilities in the cross-border management of Alps-Carpathian eco-biocorridor
  2. Eduardo Jonas Gomes*, Patrícia Abrantes, Arnaud Banos, Inês Fontes, Jorge Rocha: Agent Based Model for agricultural areas in the metropolitan regions context
  3. Inês Boavida-Portugal, Carlos Cardoso Ferreira, Jorge Rocha*: Complexity in tourism systems: Newtonian or Reductionist paradigm to explore components, interactions and behaviours
SLOT2
Subtitle:
Socio-spatial Urban Environment
Chair:
Location:
Room D
Schedule:
Tuesday, 1 September 2015
17:15–19:00
Jorge Rocha
University of Lisbon
Portugal
jorge.rocha [at] campus.ul.pt
José António Tenedório
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Portugal
ja.tenedorio [at] fcsh.unl.pt
Attila Rádi
Eötvös Loránd University
Hungary
attilabalazs.radi [at] gmail.com
Gergő Kollár

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