Enviado por Rafael Henrique Moraes Pereira
Um estudo recém publicado onde se propõe um indicador de “nível de centralidade urbana” – cidades mais mono ou policêntricas.
This study introduces a new measure of urban centrality. The proposed urban centrality index (UCI) constitutes an extension to the spatial separation index. Urban structure should be more accurately analyzed when considering a centrality scale (varying from extreme monocentricity to extreme polycentricity) than when considering a binary variable (monocentric or polycentric). The proposed index controls for differences in size and shape of the geographic areas for which data are available, and can be calculated using different variables such as employment and population densities, or trip generation rates.