Drew Cabaniss’ work on urban scaling

Congratulations to undergraduate researcher Drew Cabaniss for the recent trending of his work on settlement scaling and increasing returns in an ancient society (with Ortman, Sturm and Bettencourt), which follows up on their earlier publication on the pre-history of urban scaling (by the same group of others). Appearing prominently in today’s Google News section on Science, this work by Drew and his collaborators has recently appeared in multiple places (and many others—there was no way I was going to add them all here).

We have all enjoyed interacting with Drew and his unique perspective merging classical archaeology and quantitative methods. It’s been great having him around as a long-time colleague and active participant in our networks group, and we’ll miss having him around after he graduates this spring. We expect to hear about many other great things from him in the future.