According to physicist Geoffrey West, the world's cities have what one might call a growing problem. As they grow bigger, their problems grow worse at a super-linear pace, which means it takes an ever-faster pace of innovation to keep things in check. We can either figure out a way to innovate faster, watch our cities crash and burn, or -- perhaps worst of all for capitalists -- figure out a way to live without constant economic growth.
How data could save cities from outgrowing themselves
Posted by sinithwar on June 26, 2012