About fractal models in urban geography and planning: refuting the aesthetics and the universal norm

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Cecile Tannier shares her views about literature on fractals. Fractal models have been used in urban geography for forty years. Their main applications were for analyzing urban forms but they were also used to simulate urban growth. Research in the field has significantly contributed to better characterise the local and global shape of cities and to better understand their evolutions. Yet concomitantly, one can deplore the circulation of some myths about the interpretation of fractal analysis...

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