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 […]

November 1st, 2021

Commuting network effect on urban wealth scaling

Urban scaling theory explains the increasing returns to scale of urban wealth indicators by the per capita increase of human […]

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 […]

October 3rd, 2019

Gender difference in candidature processes for Brazilian elections

Researchers of several areas have reported that there are still significant gender differences in their performances within different social systems, […]

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 […]

September 27th, 2018

The hidden traits of endemic illiteracy in cities

In spite of the considerable progress towards reducing illiteracy rates, many countries, including developed ones, have encountered difficulty achieving further […]

February 3rd, 2018

Unveiling Relationships Between Crime and Property in England and Wales Via Density Scale-Adjusted Metrics and Network Tools

Scale-adjusted metrics (SAMs) are a significant achievement of the urban scaling hypothesis. SAMs remove the inherent biases of per capita […]