Our Publications

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Bettencourt, Luís M.A., Complex Networks and Fundamental Urban Processes (June 11, 2019). Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation Research Paper No. 9. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3418612  

Lobo, J., Whitelaw, T., Bettencourt, L. M. A., Wiessner, P., Smith, M. E., Ortman, S., Scaling of Hunter Gatherer Camp Size and Human Sociality (May 26, 2019). View PDF.

Lobo, J., Bettencourt, L. M. A., Smith, M. E., Ortman, S. G., Settlement Scaling Theory: Bridging the Study of Ancient and Contemporary Urban Systems (May 26, 2019). View PDF.

Bettencourt, Luís M.A. and Lobo, Jose, Quantitative Methods for the Comparative Analysis of Cities in History. View PDF.

Bettencourt, Luís M.A., Towards a Statistical Mechanics of Cities (April 9, 2019). Comptes Rendus – Physique. View PDF.

Sahasranaman, Anand and Bettencourt, Luís M.A., Economic Geography and the Scaling of Urban and Regional Income in India (March 27, 2019). Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation Research Paper No. 3. http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3362578

Zünd, Daniel and Bettencourt, Luís M.A., Streetview Imaging for Automated Assessments of Urban Infrastructure and Services (March 25, 2019). Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation Research Paper No. 4. http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3362580

Zünd, Daniel and Bettencourt, Luís M.A., Growth and Urban Development in Prefecture-Level China (December 14, 2018). Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation Research Paper No. 1. http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3302756

 

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The Mansueto Institute’s working paper series is a forum to share knowledge, spur collaboration, and publicize cutting-edge urban science research. This series disseminates early-stage and under peer review research in pursuit of generating the best knowledge and practices around urban development. Papers come from scholars across the University of Chicago and beyond, and touch upon a range of interdisciplinary subjects including housing scholarship, urban architecture and design, neighborhoods and human development, sustainable cities, and data and technological innovation.

2019 

Hanson, J., Ortman, S., Bettencourt, L., & Mazur, L. (2019). Urban form, infrastructure and spatial organisation in the Roman Empire. Antiquity, 93(369), 702-718. https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2018.192

Bettencourt, Luís M. A., Designing for Complexity: The Challenge to Spatial Design from Sustainable Human Development in Cities (March 26, 2019). Technology|Architecture + Design. 3:1, 24-32. https://doi.org/10.1080/24751448.2019.1571793

Sahasranaman A., Bettencourt Luís M. A., Urban geography and scaling of contemporary Indian cities (March 13, 2019). Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 16: 20180758. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2018.0758

Bettencourt, Luís M. A., Critical paths to Sustainability: The Research Challange from Island Urban Systems. n Kvan, T., Karakiewicz, J. (eds.), Urban Galapagos, Social and Ecological Interactions in the Galapagos Islands. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99534-2_10

Batty, M., Bettencourt, Luís M. A., Kirley, M., Understanding Coupled Urban-Natural Dynamics as the Key to Sustainability: The Example of the Galapagos. In Kvan, T., Karakiewicz, J. (eds.), Urban Galapagos, Social and Ecological Interactions in the Galapagos Islands. https://doi.org/1007/978-3-319-99534-2_3

2018

Brelsford, C., Martin, T., Hand, J., Bettencourt, Luís M. A., Toward cities without slums: Topology and the spatial evolution of neighborhoods (Auguest 29, 2018). Science Advances. Vol. 4, no. 8, eaar4644. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aar4644