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Geoffrey West’s fascinating Theory on Urban Scaling

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

 

 

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