Cities as Brains

As cities get bigger, their capacity to innovate (hence their wealth) appears to scale super-linearly (with their size).  But the idea that ‘big cities’ have ‘big brains’ and are smarter, is problematic as is their scaling and allometry. Read Changizi & Destefano.

About Michael Batty

I founded and chair the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at University College London and I am Emeritus Bartlett Professor of Planning
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