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Exploring X and the City

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We talk a lot about cities and urban planning on Where We Live - the way cities work, fit together, breathe and function.

But when it gets right down to it, I’m viewing the city structure from my “liberal arts” background - not using math to “crunch the numbers” about what makes a city.

John A. Adam is professor of mathematics at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia...and that’s exactly how he looks at things. He is the author of X and the City: Modeling Aspects of Urban Life. His book uses math to explain why all sorts of things work the way they do in a city, like traffic flows and signals, chance encounters, and the spread of light and noise. 

He’ll be giving a talk on Thursday, April 11, at 5:00 pm at Fairfield University’s library on campus about his book - it’s part of a yearlong exploration of “Cities” at Fairfield.

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