Luis Bettencourt

University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation

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5735 S Ellis Avenue

Chicago, IL 60637

United States

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Scholarly Papers (12)

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COVID-19 Attack Rate Increases with City Size

Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation Research Paper No. 19
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 31 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 09 Jun 2020
Andrew Stier, Marc Berman and Luis Bettencourt
University of Chicago - Department of Psychology, The University of Chicago and University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation
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Urban Science: Integrated Theory from the First Cities to Sustainable Metropolises

Report submitted to the NSF on the Present State and Future of Urban Science, 2020
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 28 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 05 Feb 2020
Arizona State University (ASU), University of Washington, Government of the United States of America - Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University College London, Centre d’Analyse et de Mathématique Sociales (CAMS, CNRS-EHESS), National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), University of Toronto, University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, Yale University - School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, University of California, Berkeley, Arizona State University (ASU), The University of Texas at San Antonio, Santa Fe Institute, New York University - Center for Urban Science and Progress, Jonkoping University, University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Sociology, Department of Archaeology, University of Colorado Boulder, Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Santa Fe Institute, Indian Institute for Human Settlements, University of Lausanne - Institute for Geography and Sustainability, City College of New York, University of Toronto, School of Cities, Arizona State University, Global Biosocial Complexity Initiative, Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Yale University - Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Science, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte, Santa Fe Institute, Sandia National Laboratories, Arizona State University (ASU), Santa Fe Institute, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
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Settlement Scaling Theory: Bridging the Study of Ancient and Contemporary Urban Systems

Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation Research Paper No. 6
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 26 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2020
José Lobo, Luis Bettencourt, Michael E. Smith and Scott Ortman
Arizona State University (ASU), University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Human Evolution and Social Change and Department of Archaeology, University of Colorado Boulder
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cities, premodern cities, data, comparative urbanism, settlement scaling

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Urban Electrification: Knowledge Pathway Toward an Integrated Research and Development Agenda

Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation Research Paper No. 10
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 22 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2020
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), University of Colorado Boulder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Arizona State University (ASU), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Science Policy Research Unit, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Colorado School of Mines, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation and University of Chicago
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The Interpretation of Urban Scaling Analysis in Time

Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation Research Paper
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 26 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2020
University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, Santa Fe Institute, Arizona State University (ASU), Santa Fe Institute, City College of New York and The University of Texas at San Antonio
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Urban scaling, Growth, Statistics, Regression, Cities, Congestion

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Scaling of Hunter Gatherer Camp Size and Human Sociality

Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation Research Paper No. 7
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 26 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2020
Arizona State University (ASU), Institute of Archaeology, University College London, University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, Arizona State University (ASU), Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Human Evolution and Social Change and Department of Archaeology, University of Colorado Boulder
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Towards a Statistical Mechanics of Cities

Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation Research Paper
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 27 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 08 May 2020
Luis Bettencourt
University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation
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Demography, Symmetry and the Emergence of Universal Patterns in Urban Systems

Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation Research Paper No. 15
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 17 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2020
Luis Bettencourt and Daniel Zünd
University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation and University of Chicago
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city size distribution, Zipf's law, urban systems, symmetry, system integration

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The Quantitative Relation between National Levels of Urbanization and Economic Growth

Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation Research Paper No. 18
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 03 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2020
Luis Bettencourt
University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation
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Economic Growth, Price Equation, Choice, Levels of Selection, Institutions

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Life Between the City and the Village: Comparative Analysis of Service Access in Indian Urban Slums

Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation Research Paper No. 11
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 05 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2020
Luis Bettencourt and Anand Sahasranaman
University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation and Krea University
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Human Development, Informal Settlements, Poverty, India, Infrastructure, Scaling

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Graduate Education for a New Sustainable Urban Systems Science: Designing a New PhD Curriculum Integrating Sustainability Science and Urban Science

Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation Research Paper No. 14
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 10 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2020
Arizona State University (ASU), University of Washington, Government of the United States of America - Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Sociology, Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, Global Biosocial Complexity Initiative, Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Yale University - Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Science, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte and Arizona State University (ASU)
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Sustainable Urban Systems Science, PhD Curriculum, Degree Programs, Sustainability Science, Urban Science

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Quantitative Methods for the Comparative Analysis of Cities in History

Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation Research Paper No. 9. This paper has been published in Frontiers in Digital Humanities: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fdigh.2019.00017/full
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 26 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2020
Luis Bettencourt and José Lobo
University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation and Arizona State University (ASU)
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Urbanization, scaling, economic growth, data, Zipf’s law, Instability, Resilience