18 November 2010

Is fractal dimension and lacunarity a possible 'index' for the health of a city?

In reference to earlier research that I conducted examining the fractal dimension, and urban morphology of cities (see references below) and contemplating the concept of shrinking cities, it occurred to me that fractal dimension could be an 'index” of the health of cities. This needs to be explored further, but it would appear that would be some merit in examining these elements with the health of cities.


Michael A. McAdams, "Fractal Analysis and the Urban Morphology of a City in a Developing Country: A Case Study of Istanbul", Marmara Journal of Geography, Vol. 15, Jan. 2008
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Michael A. McAdams, "The application of fractal analysis and spatial technologies for urban analysis", Journal of Applied Functional Analysis, Vol. 4, No. 4, Feb. 2009, pp. 569-579. (To view* this article, go to  )
http://independent.academia.edu/MichaelMcAdams/Papers/831467/The_application_of_fractal_analysis_and_spatial_technologies_for_urban_analysis .)

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