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Constructing cities, deconstructing scaling laws

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Cities can be characterized and modelled through different urban measures. Consistency within these observables is crucial in order to advance towards a science of cities. Bettencourt et al. have proposed that many of these urban measures can be predicted through universal scaling laws. We develop a framework to consistently define cities, using commuting to work and population density thresholds, and construct thousands of realizations of systems of cities with different boundaries for Engla...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1098/rsif.2014.0745

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Arcaute, Elsa More by this author
Hatna, Erez More by this author
Ferguson, Peter More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Mathematical Inst
Johansson, Anders More by this author
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Youn, Hyejin
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Youn, Hyejin
Publisher:
Royal Society Publisher's website
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Interface Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
102
Pages:
20140745
Publication date:
2015-01-05
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EISSN:
1742-5662
ISSN:
1742-5689
URN:
uuid:a7195ddf-dca6-4f66-8862-e08b170df161
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501463
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pubs:501463

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