Venessa Miemis: Geoffry West on Math of Cities

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Venessa Miemis

Physicist Geoffrey West has found that simple, mathematical laws govern the properties of cities — that wealth, crime rate, walking speed and many other aspects of a city can be deduced from a single number: the city’s population.

In this mind-bending talk from TEDGlobal he shows how it works and how similar laws hold for organisms and corporations.

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