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How do cities impact mental health? A new study finds lower rates of depression UChicago News


Living in the big city may help fight depression The Times London


How the Pandemic Is Still Ruining Our Plans Axios


The Bigger the City, the Lower the Depression Rates? US News


Las tasas de depresión son más bajas cuanto más grande es la ciudad El Confidencial




The city will survive covid19 Newsday


COVID 2025: How COVID-19 will challenge and change cities, with Luis Bettencourt UChicago News


This is one key metric Utah should track as the state considers easing coronavirus restrictions The Salt Lake Tribune


Coronavirus Attack Rate Increases With City Size. How Should Large Cities Respond? SciTech Daily


Why isn’t California’s coronavirus crisis as bad as New York’s? Size doesn’t tell the whole story The Globe and Mail


Map Reveals Hidden U.S. Hotspots of Coronavirus Infection Scientific American


Covid-19 spreads much faster in big cities Futurity: Research News


Coronavirus is hitting larger cities harder. How should they respond? UChicago News


State-level data misses growing coronavirus hot spots in U.S., including in the South UChicago News


Mapping Tech Could Formalize Settlements for One Billion People Next City


The Metric We Need to Manage COVID-19 Systrom


The physics that set out to study a million neighborhoods to improve cities El País


Uber and Lyft Are Convenient, Competitive and Highly Carbon Intensive Inside Climate News


Act Locally, Learn Globally: Luis Bettencourt on Building from the Community Up TheCityFix


Concern mounts over new Lagos physical planning, building control regulations The Guardian Nigeria




Mapping Fast-growing Informal Settlements in Africa GIM International


African slum map exposes true scale of urban poverty Reuters


Big Brains Podcast Saving Our Cities By Studying A Million Neighborhoods With Luis Bettencourt (Ep. 34) UChicago News


In fight against global poverty, researchers map fast-growing informal settlements in Africa UChicago News


UChicago and UN to host global symposium on sustainable cities and neighborhoods UChicago News


Urban October at University of Chicago to Focus on Urgent Challenges Facing Global Cities PR Newswire


The Evolution of the Galápagos The College News


On Cities Workshop 2019 – Public Debates Norman Foster Foundation


The Fabric of Our Lives Siam News


Science and Culture: Can the principles of topology help improve the world’s slums? PNAS


Why a 1925 book is still relevant to urban sociology UChicago News


Bettencourt to Deliver Buthman Lecture March 28 Hendrix College News


The Excruciating, Impossible Science of Airport Delays Wired


From the Technician to the world. It is in physics that a new generation of Portuguese geniuses is born dn_insider




How mapping the Galápagos could create more sustainable cities UChicago News


Math Helps Sprawling Cities Grow Sustainably And Reduce Slum Conditions Forbes


Scientists develop tools to bring infrastructure to slums UChicago News


Mansueto Institute Seminar: Juval Potugali Dialogo


Here Are 5 Predictions for the Future of Our Cities Brink News


The Future of Urban Innovation Apple Podcasts


Podcast: Science combines with data to reveal complexity of cities UChicago News


The circular economy could save life on Earth – starting with our cities World Economic Forum


The Math Behind a Localized Approach to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Next City




The city is not a massive machine, says Luis Bettencourt LiveMint


Why Even the Hyperloop Probably Wouldn’t Change Your Commute Time NY Times


Luis Bettencourt named inaugural director of Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation UChicago News


The New Urban Science The Chronical of Higher Education


Understanding Our Cities, Thanks To Beautiful Maps Forbes


Canada needs a fuller house to thrive – but population growth isn’t enough The Globe and Mail




Y Combinator’s Plan to Build a New City? Not Actually Crazy Wired


The Relationships Between Skyscrapers and Great Cities City Lab

Urban Transit’s Uncertain Future Nova


These Cities Could Lead the Driverless Car Revolution Fortune


Policy: Urban physics Nature


Medieval cities not so different from modern European cities, according to study Phys Org


What might Jane Jacobs say about smart cities? The Conversation


Applied Mathematics To Design The Perfect Future City WorldCrunch




A Planet of Cities Christian Science Monitor


Ancient and modern cities aren’t so different EurekAlert!


As World Crowds In, Cities Become Digital Laboratories Wall Street Journal


History Repeats Itself: Ancient Cities Grew Much Like Modern Ones Live Science


Creating an Equation for Cities May Solve Ecological Conundrums The Smithsonian Magazine


The Typical Lifespan of a Business, According to Science BAI


This is how long your business will last, according to science Fortune


Follow Friday: The Secrets of How Cities Work Wired




What Ancient Aztecs Shared with Modern New Yorkers Time


What Is a City? The Atlantic


Is Civilization Natural? NPR


Ancient settlements and modern cities follow same rules of development Science Daily


Easy Solutions to S.F.’s Housing Crisis? Beware Unintended Consequences San Francisco Public Press


Beyond Bricks and Mortar: Building More Inclusive Cities to Lift the Urban Poor World Bank News


Suicide rates drop in big cities Science News


Proposed Philly Ban Would Impact One-Third of Neighborhood’s Businesses Next City


What a 1967 Government Pamphlet Predicted About the Future of U.S. Cities Next City




Scientific Proof that Cities are like Nothing Else in Nature City Lab


Life in the City is Essentially one Giant Math Problem Smithsonian


Solar and wind innovation reflected in booming patents USA Today


Scientists Looking to Solve the Problem of Slums Devise a New Way to Look at Big Data TXchnologist


Cities are a new kind of complex system: Part social reactor, part network Science Daily


The city triumphs, again The Economist


A Mathematical Guide to the World’s Most Livable Cities Scientific American


Cities Grow And Behave As Coherent Entities Inside Science


All That ‘Anonymous’ Cell Phone Data Tracking Can Actually Identify You Business Insider


Innovative Cities Superlinear and Progressive Net News Ledger




The laws of the city The Economist


Sustainability in the new urban age BBC


Gigalopolises: Urban Land Area May Triple by 2030 Scientific American




Too Hard for Science? Simulating the human brain Scientific American


Collaboration: the mother of invention Boston Globe


It’s biology: all cities are alike Sydney Morning Herald




A Physicist Solves The City NY TImes


A unified theory of urban living Nature




Math and the City The New York Times Map of Knowledge The New York Times


Knowledge, in Real Time SEED Magazine


Web usage data outline map of knowledge Nature News


A New Picture of the Two Cultures SEED Magazine


Map of Science Looks Like Milky Way Wired Science


Why the future of humanity and the long-term sustainability of the planet are inextricably linked to the fate of our cities. SEED Magazine


How the Crash Will Reshape America The Atlantic


User Clickstreams Lead To A ‘Map Of Science’ Science 2.0




Computer just might reveal the secrets of the brain Santa Fe New Mexican


Scientists examine new way to track outbreaks Santa Fe New Mexican


Modeling the Emergence and Development of Scientific Fields U.S. Department of Energy: Office of Scientific and Technical Information




To escape flu – move to the country


The urban organism Nature News and Views


If You Can Make it There: Cities Are the Greatest Generators of Innovation and Wealth Scientific American


Big cities need a fast-paced life to grow Nature News


Innovation and Growth: Size Matters Breakthrough Ideas for 2007: Harvard Business Review


Ideas: the lifeblood of cities New Scientist


The Living City: A new science applies metabolism to the metropolis SEED Magazine