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The coincidence of interest in urban problem solving and developments in cybernetics and general systems research and technology is fortunate. However, transfer of knowledge from one field to another is not simple. Urban systems are composed of some elements which require further specifications, and estimation is difficult. Knowledge of parameters and structural relations for urban systems must be transferred to those previously trained in more general systems analysis. The task can be eased by further research in general systems and by developing a team approach to the analysis of urban systems. This paper articulates some of the more general characteristics of urban systems.