Abstract for: Urban Dynamics Learning Lab

The growth or decline of cities is a very current issue in which we can help our authorities taking better decisions in urban policies. It involves complex and non linear interconnections that should be studied by methods that iluminate the feedback cycles that underline the urban dynamics and cause decisions be counterintuitive. In this activity, the students will discover the cause-effect cycles that link the use of the soil with the building construction for bussiness, houses for people, and at the same time, with the dynamic wroght of population in the Phase I. And after that, to connect with water, food cultivation, pasture for animals, the animals and their milky products, as well as their meat and articles for the human consumption; the income production and its relation with predators and hunters in Phase II. All together to develop better policy decisions for a sustainable long-term educational proyect.