The Surprising Math of Cities and Companies: Physicist Geoffrey West


Physicist Geoffrey West has found that simple, mathematical laws govern the properties of cities — that wealth, crime rate, walking speed and many other aspects of a city can be deduced from a single number: the city’s population. In this mind-bending talk from TEDGlobal he shows how it works and how similar laws hold for organisms and corporations.

This video was a major source of inspiration and guidance to the LaunchScore team, to take advantage of the science of cities to estimate the value of opportunities when visitors use the LaunchScore search engine to search for top business opportunities in the USA.

Watch full TED Talk with Physicist Geoffrey West.

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