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Distribution of neighborhood size in cities

@article{Sahasranaman2020DistributionON,
  title={Distribution of neighborhood size in cities},
  author={Anand Sahasranaman and Henrik Jeldtoft Jensen},
  journal={arXiv: Physics and Society},
  year={2020}
}
We study the distribution of neighborhoods across a set of 12 global cities and find that the distribution of neighborhood sizes follows exponential decay across all cities under consideration. We are able to analytically show that this exponential distribution of neighbourhood sizes is consistent with the observed Zipf's Law for city sizes. We attempt to explain the emergence of exponential decay in neighbourhood size using a model of neighborhood dynamics where migration into and movement… 

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