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Geoffrey West on cities as organisms
Rajini's recent post about the transportation network of the leaf reminded me of this mindblowing talk from Geoffrey West that draws parallels between organisms, cities and corporations. Truly stunning connections that are bound to spark a massive electrical storm in your grey matter… Seriously, this one is worth watching twice!
If you have the time you might even want to check out his 2 hour long talk;
http://fora.tv/2011/07/25/Why_Cities_Grow_Corporations_Die_and_Life_Gets_Faster – This is one of those talks that really changed my view of the world when I first stumbled across it.