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Atlantic Experiments

What Is a City?

Sep 23, 2014 | 18 videos
Video by The Atlantic

Physicists Geoffrey West and Luis Bettencourt of the Santa Fe Institute have looked at data from cities around the world to try to understand what, exactly, they are. They've found that surprising patterns underlie the growth of all urban systems.

Read more on their research here.

Author: Katherine Wells


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Multimedia experiments and explainers from The Atlantic