The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis


CASA celebrates double book launch

21 February 2019

CASA Book Launch

CASA was delighted to host and celebrate the launch of two recent publications from our academics on Tuesday evening in the North Cloisters at UCL. The outgoing Dean of The Bartlett, Professor Alan Penn, led the celebrations, along with the Director of CASA, Dr Adam Dennett. There were also speeches from Professor Michael Batty and Dr Andrew Crooks.

Alan Penn and Michael Batty
Professor Michael Batty's book, Inventing Future Cities is published by The MIT Press, Cambridge MA and is also available on Amazon. The book explores what we need to understand about cities in order to invent their future, and communicates many of the ideas concerning science, prediction and complexity that have been useful in thinking about cities and urban planning in the last fifty years.

Professor Michael Batty is The Bartlett Professor of Planning and Chair of CASA.

Agent-Based Modelling & Geographical Information Systems: A Practical Primer, by authors Ed Manley, Andrew Crooks, Nick Malleson and Alison Heppenstall explains how to design and build ABM and how to link the models to Geographical Information Systems. It is an applied primer that provides fundamental knowledge and practical skills, from the basics through to constructing more complex models which work with data and human behaviour in a spatial context. The book is published by SAGE and is also available on Amazon.

Dr Ed Manley is Director of Research and Associate Professor in Smart Cities at CASA. Dr Andrew Crooks received his doctorate from CASA and is Associate Professor at George Mason University. Dr Nick Malleson is Associate Professor in Geographical Information Science at the University of Leeds and Professor Alison Heppenstall is Professor in Geocomputation at the University of Leeds. All four authors are Turing Fellows.

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