Ehud Meron, "Self-organization in interface dynamics and urban development", Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society, vol. 3, Article ID 158752, 12 pages, 1999. https://doi.org/10.1155/S1026022699000163
Self-organization in interface dynamics and urban development
The view of the urban environment as an extended nonlinear system introduces new concepts, motivates new questions, and suggests new methodologies in the study of urban dynamics. A review of recent results on interface dynamics in nonequilibrium physical systems is presented, and possible implications on the urban environment are discussed. It is suggested that the growth modes of specific urban zones (e.g. residential, commercial, or industrial) and the factors affecting them can be studied using mathematical models that capture two generic interface instabilities.
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