A proposal for a new way to understand cities and their design not as artifacts but as systems composed of flows and networks a brilliant synthesis of how concepts from complexity science change our understanding of cities scaling fractals and simulation models are clearly explained and used to . Michael batty reconstitutes urban space into an unrecognizable zone full of new discoveries this book is an invitation to travel novel vectors saskia sassen robert s lynd professor of sociology columbia university author of the global city the mit press cambridge ma 2018. The new science of cities by michael batty in the new science of cities michael batty suggests that to understand cities we must view them not simply as places in space but as systems of networks and flows. Chapter 1 is a synoptic overview of all the major concepts for the new science of cities followed by a more detailed discussion on flows and networks in chapters 2 and 3 which constitutes the . The new science of cities readers of this blog may be interested in michael battys new book the new science of cities which has just been published by mit press to quote from the publisher
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