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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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10.1098/rsif.2014.0745

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Mathematical Institute
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Publisher:
Royal Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Interface Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
102
Pages:
20140745
Publication date:
2015-01-01
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EISSN:
1742-5662
ISSN:
1742-5689
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501463
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English
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pubs:501463
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uuid:a7195ddf-dca6-4f66-8862-e08b170df161
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pubs:501463
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2015-04-21

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