Ancient Cities Were Similar To Today's Cities In 'Urban Scaling'

February 23, 2015 11:11 AM

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Ancient cities such as Rome and the Mayan capital of Tenochtitlan were just physically different from cities of today.

New research shows many surprising similarities between today's cities and the cities of the past, especially in governance and urban problems. A study by researchers at the Santa Fe Institute and the University of Colorado Boulder also revealed human settlements function in much the same way as mod...

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