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Entropy 2013, 15(12), 5223-5236; doi:10.3390/e15125223

Entropy in Urban Systems

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Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação (ISEGI), Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Campus de Campolide, Lisbon 1070-312, Portugal
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Department of Juvenile Services, State of Maryland, Baltimore, 21201, MD, USA
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Department of Geography, York University, 4700 Keele Street, TO M3J 1P3, Canada
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Received: 23 October 2013 / Revised: 16 November 2013 / Accepted: 25 November 2013 / Published: 27 November 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Entropy and Urban Sprawl)
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Abstract

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.
Keywords: urban sprawl; spatial entropy; urban systems; entropy monitoring and management framework urban sprawl; spatial entropy; urban systems; entropy monitoring and management framework
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Cabral, P.; Augusto, G.; Tewolde, M.; Araya, Y. Entropy in Urban Systems. Entropy 2013, 15, 5223-5236.

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