‘Science of the City’: Towards a Higher Quality of Urban Life

Luigi Fusco Girard, Oto Hudec, Karima Kourt, Peter Nijkamp


Cities have in the course of history become the dominant geographic settlement pattern all over the world; we live in the ‘urban century’. Cities integrate all dimensions of modern life, ranging from socio-economic to technological aspects. The organisation of such complex entities calls for a more integrative an inclusive scientific analysis and understanding of urban systems. The aim of the Special Issue Science of the City: Towards a Higher Quality of Urban Life, is to offer a synthesis of the contributions from the Advanced Brainstorm Carrefour (ABC) meeting, held on March 22-23, 2016 in Naples, bringing together experts who have provided a significant contribution to a fundamental reflection on the roots and effects of the modern city.


city; economic prosperity; quality of life; urbanisation; urban developmenturban systems

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12776/qip.v21i1.851


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