The small conference “Modelling complex urban environments,” will be held June 21-22 at the University of Waterloo and is sponsored by the Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation and the University of Waterloo International Research Partnership Development Grant program. Urban scholars have approached urban complexity using a variety of modelling tools, from descriptive models, atomistic discrete simulation models, systems dynamics models, and most recently, inductive analysis of new sources of “big” data. This conference aims to bring together these scholar groups to examine current issues in urban complexity from a multi- lens perspective. Initial identified themes and potential additional themes are identified in the Call for Papers, available at https://uwaterloo.ca/complexity- innovation/events/wici-conference-modelling-complex-urban-environments.
Proposals for additional themes, organized sessions, and hands-on activities are welcome. Keynote speakers include:
• Geoffrey West, Santa Fe Institute
• Saskia Sassen, Columbia University
• Alex Anas, University of Buffalo