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

Entropy in Urban Systems

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Received: 23 October 2013; in revised form: 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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Cabral P, Augusto G, Tewolde M, Araya Y. Entropy in Urban Systems. Entropy. 2013; 15(12):5223-5236.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Cabral, Pedro; Augusto, Gabriela; Tewolde, Mussie; Araya, Yikalo. 2013. "Entropy in Urban Systems." Entropy 15, no. 12: 5223-5236.

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