Entropy in urban systems

Pedro Cabral, Gabriela Augusto, Mussie Tewolde, Yikalo Araya

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Entropy is a useful concept that has been used to describe the structure and behavior of different systems. We summarize its multifaceted character with regard to its implications for urban sprawl, and propose a framework to apply the concept of entropy to urban sprawl for monitoring and management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5223-5236
Number of pages14
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • Entropy monitoring and management framewokr
  • Spatial entropy
  • Urban sprawl
  • Urban systems

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    Cabral, P., Augusto, G., Tewolde, M., & Araya, Y. (2013). Entropy in urban systems. Entropy, 15(12), 5223-5236. https://doi.org/10.3390/e15125223