By Marc Barthelemy

With over half the world's inhabitants now dwelling in city parts, the facility to version and comprehend the constitution and dynamics of towns is turning into more and more important. Combining new information with instruments and ideas from statistical physics and concrete economics, this booklet provides a latest and interdisciplinary viewpoint on towns and concrete platforms. either empirical observations and theoretical ways are seriously reviewed, with specific emphasis put on derivations of classical versions and effects, besides research in their limits and validity. Key features of towns are completely analyzed, together with mobility styles, the influence of multimodality, the coupling among assorted transportation modes, the evolution of infrastructure networks, spatial and social organization, and interactions among towns. Drawing upon wisdom and techniques from components of arithmetic, physics, economics and geography, the ensuing quantitative description of towns should be of curiosity to all these learning and studying tips on how to version those complicated systems.

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