Cities are focal points of social and economic life and development. We need to understand cities – that is, build a science of cities – and to use this understanding to be able to articulate present and future challenges and, where appropriate and effective, to plan. Much of this science can be represented mathematically and translated into computer models.
In: ed. Bond, P, (2018) The Era of Mathematics: An Independent Review of Knowledge Exchange in the Mathematical Sciences, EPSRC, pp. 42-43