Chapter 12 Integrating entropy in the topodynamic approach and the urban metric system
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The topodynamic and the entropy approaches have many things in common: a quest for maximum likelihood, an emphasis put on systems as holistic objects instead of assemblies of simultaneous functions, an awareness of the fact that structures are doomed to dislocate, and so on. This article stresses those facts, and explore how the entropy concept, in its information statistical and figurative interpretations, is already, and can further be integrated into the Urban Metric System, as well as the topodynamic model and theory, which are altogether based on the Weberian approach in terms of attractive and repulsive forces, as well as the vector field analysis. The information statistical entropy concept could especially be useful for empirical purposes, while its figurative interpretation is a major source of inspiration for the theory of world urban evolution.

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