Self-similarity within urban development


  • Alexandra Maria PRELIPCEANU Department of International Relations and European Integration


self-similarity, fractal, irregularities, urban development, decentralization, polycentric develop- ment


Cities have existed as a version of urban form since the beginning of civilization, constantly being shaped according to cultural and technolo- gical trends. The city from a holistic perspective has a similar structure in terms of functions and social connections with micro-level formations in the urban tissue (small neighbourhoods). An apparent chaos in the cities organization can be explained through an analysis of its works and pattern of expansion, by identifying its nuclei/urban poles that can be identified within the city limits (functions like living, commerce, "loisir", business, education etc.) To avoid a segregation phenomenon in urban regions, we must understand that these areas follow the same dynamic pattern, functionally and socially, as all the neighbourhoods within the city limits, fact that eases the transition from area exterior to the city line - urban periphery - complete integration within the city.




How to Cite

PRELIPCEANU, A.M. 2023. Self-similarity within urban development. Smart Cities International Conference (SCIC) Proceedings. 2, (Mar. 2023), 75–81.

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