A model of urban evolution based on innovation diffusion by Raimbault, J. (2020)

(Raimbault 2020)
ALife 2020, Complex Systems, Evolution, Urban science


This paper studies the concept of innovation diffusion and how this could be seen as a way cities evolve.

Modeling this enables finding that global integration of cities (fully connected city graph on a territory) is not optimal for efficiently diffusing innovation that can spontaneously appear in any city.

I am interested in taking an ALife inspired approach to studying cities, as it can show cities as they could be.


Raimbault, Juste. 2020. “A Model of Urban Evolution Based on Innovation Diffusion.” Artificial Life Conference Proceedings 32 (July). MIT Press:500–508.

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