The Origins of Scaling in Cities

A new Science article takes city scaling to a new level, not far enough for rethinking urban ecology, perhaps an incomplete theory but interesting view point.


  1. I have just downloaded some of the papers by Bettencourt and co, as I think they may have promise for thinking about indicators.

  2. I've read this paper, and many of his others, and I really have to say that I often dislike PNAS and Science papers because they are so condensed as to be nigh impenetrable. I suggest also (or instead) reading this, which covers the same territory at greater length, and in more approachable form for most:


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