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Urban Complexity Science

Online Event
Elsa Arcaute
Monday, June 7, 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Please register for this event under the link provided on the right. We will send the link to registered attendees 1 hour before the talk starts. Please note that registration closes at 1:00pm CEST on June 7, 2021.

ABSTRACT / In this talk we will discuss how to think about urban systems in terms of complex systems, and how we can advance this field. In particular, we will look at the tension between bottom-up processes and top-down interventions, which have been shaping different aspects of urban systems, and which can be used to address pressing issues, such as inequality.

BIO / Dr Elsa Arcaute is an Associate Professor in Spatial Modelling and Complexity Science at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at University College London. She is a physicist with a masters and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Cambridge. She started working in the field of Complexity Sciences in 2006, when joining the Complexity and Networks group at Imperial College London. Since joining CASA in 2011, she has been working on applying complexity science to urban systems, focusing on understanding behavior at different scales, and on uncovering such scales by looking at the emergent hierarchies in complex systems.