The Constructal Law provides a basis for analyzing public policy with respect to natural and social flow systems, including catastrophic events. Whether or not social actors are individual or collective, there are four basic types of behavioral response to flow systems: obstruction, avoidance, facilitation, and inaction. Responses can be directed either at the flow system or to competing flow systems. The success of different responses is determined by four dimensions of flow systems: scale, velocity, pressure, and time.
IOS Press, Inc.
6751 Tepper Drive
Clifton, VA 20124
Tel.: +1 703 830 6300
Fax: +1 703 830 2300 email@example.com
(Corporate matters and books only) IOS Press c/o Accucoms US, Inc.
For North America Sales and Customer Service
West Point Commons
Lansdale PA 19446
Tel.: +1 866 855 8967
Fax: +1 215 660 5042 firstname.lastname@example.org