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Urban Transfer Entropy across Scales

Murcio, R; Morphet, R; Gershenson, C; Batty, M; (2015) Urban Transfer Entropy across Scales. PLoS One , 10 (7) , Article e0133780. 10.1371/journal.pone.0133780. Green open access

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The morphology of urban agglomeration is studied here in the context of information exchange between different spatio-temporal scales. Urban migration to and from cities is characterised as non-random and following non-random pathways. Cities are multidimensional non-linear phenomena, so understanding the relationships and connectivity between scales is important in determining how the interplay of local/regional urban policies may affect the distribution of urban settlements. In order to quantify these relationships, we follow an information theoretic approach using the concept of Transfer Entropy. Our analysis is based on a stochastic urban fractal model, which mimics urban growing settlements and migration waves. The results indicate how different policies could affect urban morphology in terms of the information generated across geographical scales.

Type: Article
Title: Urban Transfer Entropy across Scales
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133780
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0133780
Additional information: © 2015 Murcio et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1472465
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