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dc.contributor.authorGonçalves, Alice Rauberpt_BR
dc.contributor.authorKrafta, Rômulo Celsopt_BR
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-19T02:34:18Zpt_BR
dc.date.issued2018pt_BR
dc.identifier.issn2413-8851pt_BR
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10183/195926pt_BR
dc.description.abstractChristopher Alexander has presented key concepts, such as wholeness, centres, and harmony-seeking computations, related to the coherence reached by a system. Wholeness is the global structural character of a given configuration existing in space. According to Alexander, wholeness is measurable although we do not have a mathematical language to describe it yet. Some authors have proposed a network perspective to address this problem. However, it is still poorly developed. This paper discusses how to improve the network approach already suggested in the literature. The aim is contributing to the debate on how to operationalise Alexander’s theories through a network perspective. We check out different descriptive systems and different centrality measures, which can be used to reveal the spatial relationship between urban entities and its hierarchy. The main conclusion is that centrality measures seem to offer an opportunity to get closer to Alexander’s concepts. However, a key point to move forward is a deeper investigation on how to describe the urban elements, how to identify spatial differentiation, and how to visualize the results. The relevance of such kind of research is the possibility of using those insights as analytical methods for supporting urban design.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfpt_BR
dc.language.isoengpt_BR
dc.relation.ispartofUrban Science. Switzerland, MDPI. Vol. 2, no. 3 (sept. 2018), 12 f.pt_BR
dc.rightsOpen Accessen
dc.subjectDesign urbanopt_BR
dc.subjectWholenessen
dc.subjectHarmony-seeking computationsen
dc.subjectModelos espaciais : Centralidade urbanapt_BR
dc.subjectUrban designen
dc.subjectRede urbanapt_BR
dc.subjectCentrality measuresen
dc.subjectUrban network analysisen
dc.subjectGraph-based approachen
dc.titleAlexander’s theories applied to urban designpt_BR
dc.typeArtigo de periódicopt_BR
dc.identifier.nrb001093804pt_BR
dc.type.originEstrangeiropt_BR


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