Understanding the nuances at play across different spatial scales is of crucial importance when considering urban economic-energetic size-cost performance, specifically when longer-term consequences are considered. Through the application of an allometric understanding of cities, this project offers a more nuanced narrative highlighting the interplay of urban productivity and spatial configurations of human interactions across scales.

PhD Candidate: Hadi Arbabi

Supervisory Team: Martin Mayfield-Tulip, Philip McCann, Gordon Dabinett

Project Status: Complete

Project Start Date: 1st August 2015

Keywords: Agglomeration; urban scaling; urban characteristics; infrastructure planning; densification; transport; energy

Funding Scheme: NA