Math Targets Cities’ Essence


Luis Bettencourt’s paper in Science on The Origins of Scaling in Cities and my commentary on it called a Theory of City Size are summarised in a rather nice piece from Rachel Ehernberg in this week’s Science News where she links it all back to complexity theory and to Jane Jacob’s kaleidoscope of diversity in cities published in her book more than 50 years ago The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Click here or on the image to see her article.

About Michael Batty

I chair CASA at UCL which I set up in 1995. I am Bartlett Professor In UCL.
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