Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning
Term of Graduation
Date of Publication
Master of Urban Studies (M.U.S.) in Urban Studies
Urban Studies and Planning
Game theory, Urban planning
1 online resource (v, 82 pages)
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.
© 2022 Brian McDonald Gardner
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Gardner, Brian McDonald, "In Favor of Bringing Game Theory into Urban Studies and Planning Curriculum: Reintroducing an Underused Method for the Next Generation of Urban Scholars" (2022). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 6160.