On the Use of the Fractal Box-Counting Dimension in Urban Planning

Part of the Springer Optimization and Its Applications book series (SOIA, volume 131)


Fractal geometry has found many applications in science and technology. Some time ago, it was used to study urban development. However, something that has not been addressed so far, to the best of our knowledge, is whether a drastic extension of some urban area also changes drastically the box-counting dimension of the area. In addition, it is not known if it is possible to predict any change of the urban or neighborhood character of a specific area by just comparing the box-counting dimensions of the city or the neighborhood before and after the suggested extension. This is a first attempt to answer these questions.


Drastic Extension Fractal Geometry Urban Areas Acropolis Museum Taksim Gezi Park 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Democritus University of ThraceXanthiGreece
  2. 2.Greek Molecular Computing GroupXanthiGreece

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