Urban Dynamics by Jay W. Forrester

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Urban Dynamics by Jay W. Forrester
Foreword by John F. Collins

4to. pp. xiii, 285. includes tables, charts & diagrams. index. hardcover. dw. (near fine - covers bit scuffed & rubbed, foot of spine bumped with a short tear). Cambridge: The MIT Press, [1969].


In this controversial book, Jay Forrester presents a computer model describing the major internal forces controlling the balance of population, housing, and industry within an urban area. He then simulates the life cycle of a city and predicts the impact of proposed remedies on the system. Startling in its conclusions, this book became the basis of a major research effort that has influenced many government urban-policy decisions.