June 21st, 2022

The Physics of Cities

The word “physics” can be understood in at least two ways. First, based on the Greek origin of the word, […]

December 9th, 2021

Population Density and Spreading of COVID-19 in England and Wales

We investigated daily COVID-19 cases and deaths in the 337 lower tier local authority regions in England and Wales to […]

January 8th, 2021

Association between population distribution and urban GDP scaling

Urban scaling and Zipf’s law are two fundamental paradigms for the science of cities. These laws have mostly been investigated […]

September 24th, 2020

Rural-Urban Scaling of Age, Mortality, Crime and Property Reveals a Loss of Expected Self-Similar Behaviour

The urban scaling hypothesis has improved our understanding of cities; however, rural areas have been neglected. We investigated rural-urban population […]

September 23rd, 2020

City size and the spreading of COVID-19 in Brazil

The current outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an unprecedented example of how fast an infectious disease can […]

June 26th, 2019

Effects of changing population or density on urban carbon dioxide emissions

The question of whether urbanization contributes to increasing carbon dioxide emissions has been mainly investigated via scaling relationships with population […]

February 17th, 2016

Rural to urban population density scaling of crime and property transactions in English and Welsh Parliamentary Constituencies

Urban population scaling of resource use, creativity metrics, and human behaviors has been widely studied. These studies have not looked […]

July 25th, 2014

Empirical analysis on the connection between power-law distributions and allometries for urban indicators

We report on the existing connection between power-law distributions and allometries. As it was first reported in Gomez-Lievano et al. […]

July 25th, 2014

Engagement in the electoral processes: Scaling laws and the role of the political positions

We report on a statistical analysis of the engagement in the electoral processes of all Brazilian cities by considering the […]

July 25th, 2014

Scaling laws in the dynamics of crime growth rate

The increasing number of crimes in areas with large concentrations of people have made cities one of the main sources […]