Professional diversity and the productivity of cities

  title={Professional diversity and the productivity of cities},
  author={L. Bettencourt and H. Samaniego and Hyejin Youn},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  • L. Bettencourt, H. Samaniego, Hyejin Youn
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine, Physics, Computer Science
  • Scientific Reports
  • Attempts to understand the relationship between diversity, productivity and scale have remained limited due to the scheme-dependent nature of the taxonomies describing complex systems. We analyze the diversity of US metropolitan areas in terms of profession diversity and employment to show how this frequency distribution takes a universal scale-invariant form, common to all cities, in the limit of infinite resolution of occupational taxonomies. We show that this limit is obtained under general… CONTINUE READING
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