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The city as a sprawling organism

Architecture News - Jan 01, 2011 - 21:18   7018 views

The mathematical equations that Geoffrey West and his colleagues devised were inspired by the earlier findings of Max Kleiber. In the early 1930s, when Kleiber was a biologist working in the animal-husbandry department at the University of California, Davis, he noticed that the sprawlingly diverse animal kingdom could be characterized by a simple mathematical relationship