On Public Radio's International's "To The Best Of Our Knowledge" program, SFI Distinguished Professor Geoffrey West asked whether cities are like organisms. His answer: yes and no.
The segment was part of a program, "City Living," that aired October 21 on PRI stations that carry "To The Best Of Our Knowledge."
Listen to a podcast of the program here (after October 21, 2012)
The cities and urbanization research project at SFI is an ongoing collaboration that includes Luis Bettencourt (SFI), Geoffrey West (SFI), Andres Gomez-Llevano (Arizona State University), José Lobo (Arizona State University), Nathaniel Rodriguez (Indiana University), Horacio Samaniego (University Austral-Chile and Los Alamos National Laboratory), Deborah Strumsky (UNC Charlotte), HyeJin Youn (SFI), Marcus Hamilton (SFI), Clio Andris (SFI and MIT), and other scientists.