Fractal London


Our paper on London’s street network has been picked up by various blogs and tweeted as well by Steve Strogatz. The paper “Multifractal to monofractal evolution of the London street network” by Roberto Murcio, Paolo Masucci, Elsa Arcaute, and myself (Michael Batty) was published in Physical Review E 92, 062130 on December 17, 2015. You can get it here. We have done several papers on London’s street network using Kiril Stanilov’s data but this recent paper takes the analysis a lot further and introduces multifractals which is something that was on the horizon 25 years ago when Paul Longley and myself were doing the Fractal Cities book but we never did anything on it. Now in CASA Hadrien Salat is working on multifractals for his PhD and this is accelerating our knowledge of how morphologies and cities vary in time and space.