Peering Into the Future: How Cities Grow

Migration patterns into and out of cities are the result of millions of individual decisions, which in turn are affected by thousands of factors like economics, location, politics, security, aesthetics, sentiments and others. However, it is becoming more and more critical for urban planners to be able to predict the rate of growth of a given city in order to better address future issues that arise from increasing urbanization. As discussed in Peering Into the Future: How Cities Grow, researchers have discovered a law that could prove fundamental in forecasting the growth of cities.

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