Geoffrey West Quotes & Sayings

29 most famous Geoffrey West quotes and sayings (physicist). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Geoffrey West Quotes
“Cities tolerate crazy people. Companies don't.”
Geoffrey West Quotes
“Cities are the origins of global warming, impact on the environment, health, pollution, disease, finance, economies, energy are all problems that are confronted by having cities. That's where they - all these problems come from.”
“When you look at a city, you know, it looks so unique. You feel this kind of uniqueness, you know, and especially if you go from a big city to a small city or if you go from one country to another. Cities look very different, often. They even feel very different. You know, and they are, of course. They certainly are.”
“Slums could be thought of as the development of a special organ, or they could be thought of as a tumor that's grown, and in some ways is unhealthy and could ultimately lead to the city's destruction. My own feeling is that slums are probably a bit of both.”
Geoffrey West Quotes
“Cities are obvious metaphors for life. We call roads 'arteries' and so forth.”
Geoffrey West Quotes
“Sometimes, I look out at nature and I think, 'Everything here is obeying my conjecture.' It's a wonderfully narcissistic feeling.”
Geoffrey West Quotes
“A city plays the role of a great big magnet that's sucking people up.”
Geoffrey West Quotes
“We form cities in order to enhance interaction, to facilitate growth, wealth creation, ideas, innovation, but in so doing, we create, from a physicist's viewpoint, entropy.”
Geoffrey West Quotes
“One of the remarkable things about slums is that they do develop their own social organization and economy and even culture that is, on some level, functional and in some cases, remarkably resilient. This is kind of amazing.”
Geoffrey West Quotes
“You could not have evolved a complex system like a city or an organism - with an enormous number of components - without the emergence of laws that constrain their behavior in order for them to be resilient.”

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