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Urban modelling as storytelling: using simulation models as a narrative

Guhathakurta, Subhrajit; (2001) Urban modelling as storytelling: using simulation models as a narrative. (CASA Working Papers 37). Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (UCL): London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

This article examines the distinctions between empirical and simulation models using the metaphors of argument and narrative. It argues that all argumentation is contextualized within a narrative that is either inferred or communicated. The paper provides another semantic structure for urban models that applies elements of systems- dynamic method to construct "stories" of the past and possible futures of communities in a watershed in southern Arizona. By constructing such narratives this paper demonstrates how computer-based urban models can "tell a story".

Type: Working / discussion paper
Title: Urban modelling as storytelling: using simulation models as a narrative
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/working_papers/paper37.p...
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/259
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