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The Network City

TweetMichael Mehaffy and Nikos Salingaros have written a nice paper on networks which is the online journal Biourbanism. They quote from E. Forster who made much in  stories of the fact that we need to ‘connect’. His novella The Machine … Continue reading

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The Laws of the City

TweetA deluge of data makes cities laboratories for those seeking to run them better. Nice summary from Ludwig Siegele in this week’s Economist, online version I think. Merging smart cities and new scaling laws. And reference to the forthcoming meeting … Continue reading

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Crowds, Congestion and Extreme Events

TweetMy talk at CPGIS this morning is about how we might use all our new flow data to build new models to explore how city systems fail. This is more a talk about what we would like to do, rather … Continue reading

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The City as a Scalable Network

TweetGeoff West of the Santa Fe Institute talks about scaling, networks and cities, emphasizing  that cities scale more than proportionately with respect to creative pursuits,  inventions, patents, specialist services and  income. Watch the video on YouTube.

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Financial Footprints: Transactions in Real Time

TweetMaterial and people flows in cities show atoms are bonded together but money and information flows have much greater resonance. The great challenge is not only to build good economic flow models but first to observe and measure them. Pioneering … Continue reading

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