Architecture, Cities & Scale Week
July 21 - July 26
The theme of cities, scaling, and sustainability is focused on organizational and dynamical aspects of biological and societal organizations, from our bodies, to our businesses, to our cities. This week brings together urban planners, economists, sociologists, anthropologists, and complex systems theorists with the aim of exploring the general scaling patterns in urban infrastructure and dynamics around the world, resource distribution networks in cities and their interplay with the city’s socioeconomic fabric, and issues of temporal acceleration and spatial density, and creating a rigorous framework for understanding the long-term dynamics of urban systems — on Earth and beyond.
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by Santa Fe Institute Professor and Science Steering Committee Member Geoffrey West