Category Archives: Scaling

More on Urban Science

TweetSocial physics, scaling, urban informatics, energy in cities are all elements of a science of cities. The recent article by Solecki, Seto, and Marcotullio ‘It’s Time for an Urbanization Science’ in the magazine Environment develops yet another notion of what … Continue reading

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The Dangermond Lecture

TweetToday/this date I give/gave the Dangermond Lecture at University of California Santa Barbara on Explaining the Dynamics of City Size. Here is the PDF and there is a post on the CASA web site with more links to related work, … Continue reading

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The Urban Morphology Lab

TweetSomeone from ETH Zurich Future Cities Lab showed me a fascinating book by Serge Salat called Cities and Forms (Hermann Editions, Paris, 2011). Haven’t managed to get it (ugh! French Publishers!) but downloaded his paper “Systemic Resilience of Complex Urban Systems: … 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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The City Size Debate Goes on Forever

TweetBrian Berry has followed up his Cities as Systems within Systems of Cities paper published in 1964 in the Papers & Proceedings of the Regional Science Association with a great review of the city size debate in  Current Research in … Continue reading

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