Monthly Archives: October 2013

Understanding Fractal Analysis? The Case of Fractal Linguistics

Understanding Fractal Analysis? The Case of Fractal Linguistics Terms such as ‘self-similarity’, ‘space filling’ ‘fractal dimension’, and associated concepts have different meanings to different people depending on their background. We examine how methodology in fractal analysis is influenced by diverse definitions of fundamental concepts that lead to difficulties in understanding fundamental issues. The meaning of terms associated with fractal analysis need to be […] read more

Complexity and Biourbanism Thermodynamical Architectural and Urban Models Integrated in Modern Geographic Mapping

Complexity and Biourbanism Thermodynamical Architectural and Urban Models Integrated in Modern Geographic Mapping Vital elements in urban fabric have been often suppressed for reasons of ‘style’. Recent theories, such as Biourbanism, suggest that cities risk becoming unstable and deprived of healthy social interactions. Our paper aims at exploring the reasons for which, fractal cities, which have being conceived as symmetries and patterns, can have scientifically proven and beneficial […] read more