In CASA, in a project lead by Clementine Cottineau, we are working how economic and social attributes of cities scale with size. This is one of our longstanding foci in our ERC Mechanicity Work and it will also be central to our new project, the UKRDFC (the UK Regions Digital Research Facility) which will look at how the digital economy in Britain is influencing our cities and regions and their performance. Clementine has just posted an analysis of these issues with respect to regions and cities in France. You can download the paper from the ARXIV and if you read the paper, then it is worth noting that Clementine and the group’s previous papers are useful background. The paper on Paradoxes of Scaling is key to the analysis and these are all in ARXIV – if you click here and then on any of the authors noted there, up will come the paper trail. Enjoy.