Análise Fractal de Regimes de Crescimento de Áreas Construídas, na Área Metropolitana de Lisboa | Multi-fractal analysis of growth regimes of built-up structures. The case of the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon

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Fractal Analysis of built-up areas in the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon. Cities constitute paradigmatic examples of complex structures exhibiting an overall fractional dimension (D) lower than two (2D). Comparison between cities worldwide shows an average of D=1.7 and a general increase of D with time, and the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon (MAL) is no exception. Here, we present a model based on a fractal analysis of built-up areas, which can be used to classify urban space into five different typologies, each of which calls for a different focus and intervention from policy makers. The model is tested for the North part of MAL for 1960, 1990 and 2004.
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Title of host publicationXIII Coloquio Ibérico de Geografía
Editors Unidixital
ISBN (Print)978-84-940469-7-1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
EventXIII Colóquio Ibérico de Geografia, Santiago de Compostela -
Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …

Publication series

NameRespuestas de la Geografía Ibérica a la crisis actual


ConferenceXIII Colóquio Ibérico de Geografia, Santiago de Compostela
Period1/01/12 → …

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