First Advisor

Aaron Golub

Term of Graduation

Fall 2022

Date of Publication

10-3-2022

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Urban Studies (M.U.S.) in Urban Studies

Department

Urban Studies and Planning

Language

English

Subjects

Game theory, Urban planning

DOI

10.15760/etd.8020

Physical Description

1 online resource (v, 82 pages)

Abstract

By looking at some historical examples of Urban Studies literature and theory (and a detailed dive into Neil Smith's "Toward a theory of gentrification…") this thesis makes the case that Game Theory has valid insights to add to the foundation of Urban Studies and Planning and should be included in Masters and Doctorate level curriculums. As a discipline Game Theory has revolutionized multiple other fields, and can be used both mathematically and/or non-mathematically. It is postulated below that the inclusion of Game Theory would help scholars and practitioners arrive at better outcomes. This case is made by reviewing various areas of Urban Studies, and seeing how Game Theory application might shine new light on current best practices, or how it might have accelerated decision making.

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© 2022 Brian McDonald Gardner

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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/38644

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