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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1.

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 G. Berman and Luis Bettencourt
University of Chicago - Department of Psychology, University of Chicago - Department of Psychology 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 (ASU) - School of Complex Adaptive Systems, 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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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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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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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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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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Systems Architecture for Real Time Epidemiological Prediction and Control

Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation Research Paper No. 24
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 16 Dec 2020 Last Revised: 19 Dec 2020
Luis Bettencourt and Satej Soman
University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation and University of Chicago
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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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Infrastructure, enforcement and COVID-19 in Mumbai slums: A first look

Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation Research Paper No. 27
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 04 May 2021
Independent Researcher, The University of Manchester, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), Department of Geography and Environment, StudentsCSEP India, University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation and University of Chicago - Law School
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Slums, COVID-19, Spatial inequality, Basic services, Mumbai, India

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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: 27 Jun 2021
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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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 (ASU) - School of Complex Adaptive Systems, 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

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Worldwide Detection of Informal Settlements via Topological Analysis of Crowdsourced Digital Maps

Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation Research Paper No. 23
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 29 Sep 2020
University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation and University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation
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OpenStreetMap, Cities, Slums, Network Analysis, Remote Sensing, Human Development, Urban Planning, GIS, Cloud Computing

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Creatures of the State? Metropolitan Counties Compensated for State Inaction in Initial U.S. Response to Covid-19 Pandemic

Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation Research Paper No. 21
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 10 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 26 Aug 2020
University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, University of Chicago - Department of Psychology and University of Chicago - Department of Psychology
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spatiotemporal dynamics of COVID-19, government response, policy and administration, cities and counties, local government, urban governance, urban science, USA

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Rethinking Depression in Cities: Evidence and Theory for Lower Rates in Larger Urban Areas

Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation Research Paper No. 22
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 25 Aug 2020
University of Chicago - Department of Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Chicago - Division of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation and University of Chicago - Department of Psychology
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Adaptive Control of Covid-19 Outbreaks in India: Local, Gradual, and Trigger-Based Exit Paths from Lockdown

NBER Working Paper No. w27532
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 24 Jul 2020 Last Revised: 24 Sep 2021
University of Chicago - Law School, University of Chicago, World Bank Development Research Group (DECRG), Dartmouth College - Department of Economics, University of Warwick, Independent Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation
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