Sxip Shirey avoided New York City most of his life. But as an aspiring musician, he decided that moving there was a necessary evil. Then, one night on a roof overlooking the skyline--he had an epiphany that completely changed the way he saw the city.
Meanwhile, every city has its own unique feel -- but where does that feeling come from? Bob Levine, Professor of Psychology at California State University, found a way to take the pulse of a city...and get a little bit closer to locating its heart.
Then, physicists Geoffrey West and Luis Bettencourt argue that the pace of a city has an underlying logic--a logic they believe they've unlocked with one tidy mathematical formula. Jonah Lehrer helps explain what the math reveals -- and misses -- about cities.
Robert Levine's A Geography of Time