Notes From Babel

The Law of Modeling Limits

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Before a model becomes complicated enough to be useful for planning, it becomes too complicated for anyone to understand.

Randy O’Toole wrote this about urban planning, but it seems a portable enough principle to apply just as well to any other kind of government planning.

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Written by Tim Kowal

August 23, 2010 at 10:36 pm

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