Jane Jacobs with the math. That’s one way theoretical physicist Geoffrey West describes the burgeoning field of urban science. Like Jacobs and so many of us who feel the buzz of city life everyday, West and his fellow scientists of the city believe in the value of urban interaction — and believe that these interactions can be quantified.
Over the past two years, our reporters have taken up West’s challenge and explored the math behind Jacobs’ urban dance. Download this ebook to see how this field continues to evolve. We hope you find it as fascinating as we do.