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MIT lab creates digital model and formula of how people move across cities

Flows of individuals across the Greater Boston area as lines ( visiting frequency as color, number of unique visitors as width) that form spatial clusters of attractive places, with the height of mountains representing location-specific attractiveness. Image: MIT Senseable City Lab Universality of the scaling relation across Greater Boston. The distribution of underlying travel distance and visiting frequency reflects the 'personality' of a place. Mobility flows within Greater Boston area that have more than 200 unique visitors within a month. Mobility flows within Greater Boston area that have more than 20 unique visitors within a month.

Flows of individuals across the Greater Boston area as lines ( visiting frequency as color, number of unique visitors as width) that form spatial clusters of attractive places, with the height of mountains representing location-specific attractiveness. Image: MIT Senseable City Lab

Flows of individuals across the Greater Boston area as lines ( visiting frequency as color, number of unique visitors as width) that form spatial clusters of attractive places, with the height of mountains representing location-specific attractiveness. Image: MIT Senseable City Lab