Not All Paths Lead to Rome: Analysing the Network of Sister Cities

  • Andreas Kaltenbrunner
  • Pablo Aragón
  • David Laniado
  • Yana Volkovich
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8221)


This work analyses the practice of sister city pairing. We investigate structural properties of the resulting city and country networks and present rankings of the most central nodes in these networks. We identify different country clusters and find that the practice of sister city pairing is not influenced by geographical proximity but results in highly assortative networks.


Social network analysis sister cities social self-organisation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Kaltenbrunner
    • 1
  • Pablo Aragón
    • 1
  • David Laniado
    • 1
  • Yana Volkovich
    • 1
  1. 1.Barcelona Media FoundationBarcelonaSpain

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