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Geoffrey West: The surprising math of cities and corporations

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.

Institution
TED
Country
USA
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URL
http://www.ted.com/talks/geoffrey_west_the_surprising_math_of_cities_and_corporations.html

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