Summer Salon Series 2011: Geoffrey West
Summer Salon Series 2011
Dr. Geoffrey West presents his lecture The Science of Cities and Their Critical Role in Global Sustainability: Growth, Mortality, Innovation, and the Accelerating Pace of Life.
Dr. Geoffrey West, a theoretical physicist and expert on the fundamental laws of cities, says he has found the simple equations that define the variables of municipalities and posits that, as our vibrant centers of innovation, cities are our best hope for solving current and future problems. Fresh off of his presentation at the 2011 TED Global Conference, Dr. West will join our continuing conversation about building better cities by explaining to us how urban centers function much like biological organisms.
For more on Geoffrey West, please read his bio from the Santa Fe Institute, or the New York Times article A Physicist Solves the City.