Massive Small theory shows how by using simple structuring rules for urban development, based on understanding the city as a complex system, government and people can collaborate in making places that are adaptive and can meet the challenges of the future.
With roots in the great urban theorists such as Jane Jacobs, Christopher Alexander and E. F. Schumacher, we integrate this thinking with Complexity Theory and a scientific understanding of Sustainability and Resilience in cities.
Massive Small works with cities as they really are – deeply complex systems, wherein over prescriptive regulation proves unpredictable and ineffective. As such it offers an alternative to our current highly mechanistic model of urban development.
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