Saturday, December 14, 2013

Comparing Urban Footprints Around the World

Nice post by Matt Hartzell comparing the physical footprints of 54 cities around the world. It reminded me of this interesting study by A. Bertaud and S. Malpezzi on the same topic, and this note by Peter Gordon on Wealth and spatial order of cities.

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2 comments:

Cicerone said...

Nice graphic, but it seems that the population numbers are wrong. For Seoul e.g. the whole metro area is depicted, but the population figure (10.4 m) refers only to the city. The metropolitan area has well over 20 m people. Same problem with Tokyo.

Rafael H M Pereira said...

Thanks for the heads up Cicerone!