There are a small number of articles and books we will reference for this course. A basic paper is by myself entitled “Cities as Complex Systems: Scaling, Interactions, Networks, Dynamics and Urban Morphologies”, In R. Meyers (Editor) Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science, Volume 1, pp 1041-1071, Springer, Berlin, DE (2010). If you click on the image left this will load and you can read and print.
A useful summary again by myself which is quick read is my “The Size, Scale, and Shape of Cities”, Science, 319, (5864, 8 February), 769 – 771 (2008). Click on the Full-text PDF size: 559 Kb to load the paper. Last but not least as background there is my book Cities and Complexity: Understanding Cities with Cellular Automata, Agent-Based Models, and Fractals, MIT Press,Cambridge,MA (2005) which if you click on the image below will take you to the Amazon site where you can look inside the book.