The horse and oat carts problem

Although horses eat grass, they need oats. Imagine then a horse carrying food from the area of production to the city where the oats will be consumed. The driver feeds the horse the oats from the cart. Is there a way the answer to this problem could illustrate for us the maximum size of a … Continue reading

City density

An average city in Europe may show a population density of about 5000 inhabitants per km2. City centres have much more, from 12,000 upwards. However, around 40% of the area of these cities is allocated to car transport system – for example, roads, garages, parking spaces, car showrooms, repair shops and so on. If the … Continue reading