To put it really simple: Cities are just a physical manifestation of our interactions!
Physicist Geoffrey West has found that wealth, crime rate, walking speed and many other aspects of a city can be deduced from a single number: the city’s population.
Learn more about simple, mathematical laws that govern the properties of cities.
Here is his talk where he explains his findings.
Author: Fridolin Pöschl
Date: 21 February 2015