Can Cities Be Represented As Mathematical Objects?
Physicist Geoffrey West claims to have devised a set of rules to explain any global city in terms of math equations.
Could cities spread across the globe be so similar to each other that they can be explained in terms of mathematical equations? Physicist Geoffrey West thinks so, and after analyzing reams of data on some of the biggest cities of the world, has concluded that “every city is really the same” and that each city's geographical and historical facts that differ it from others are just mere details and don't really help to understand these places. West claims that by knowing just a few variables of a city, he can correctly predict most of the statistics pertaining to the urban life and infrastructure of that region.