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As cities grow increasingly interconnected, it’s harder to anticipate the risks they face. How can urban informatics resolve these challenges?
Using mathematical models to predict the movements of mosquitos and the viruses they carry can help health professionals and policy makers make informed decisions
Can complexity science provide new views of our food systems?
Whether forged between nations, kings, or politicians, alliances typically carry obligations.
If humans aren’t included in the design process of new technologies and we don’t train analysts to work together, why are we still blaming humans for our cybersecurity woes?
Can we learn to predict and control the systems essential to our survival?
Like ecosystems, financial markets are complex evolving systems from which unexpected bubbles, crashes, and other surprising behaviors can emerge. Building resilient financial systems may require policymakers to take cues from biology.
How we can begin to think about the tangled web of water supply and demand?
Scientists and policymakers must work together, step-by-step, to make a dent in our world’s biggest and most complex challenges.
In social systems, incentives can work in perverse ways.
Human interaction is a march toward change and turmoil – not stability.
There’s order in the chaos of presidential primaries, but is there wisdom?
How violent extremism emerges from complex social systems.
Can science help orchestrate social outcomes? Should it?
Part of a continuing series about complexity science by the Santa Fe Institute and The Christian Science Monitor, generously supported by Arizona State University.
The fourth piece in a year-long series about complexity science by the Santa Fe Institute and The Christian Science Monitor. Read our other entries at breakthroughs.csmonitor.com.
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