Revitalizing Central Place Theory: Cities as Experiments on a Dynamic Fitness Landscape
Speaker: Brad Bass
Title: Revitalizing Central Place Theory: Cities as Experiments on a Dynamic Fitness Landscape
Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Cities are analogous to peaks on a dynamic fitness landscape. Brad Bass of the University of Toronto discusses this concept theoretically and illustrates it using a geographical analysis of the U.S. Patent Database. This analysis also illustrates networked, authoritative and chaotic search strategies and sheds light on the stability of the central place structure.