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Fractal analysis and perception of visual quality in everyday street vistas

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  • Jon Cooper
  • David Watkinson
  • Reza Oskrochi

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Fractal analysis offers potential as a tool for evaluating the visual qualities of street vistas. In this paper we outline the concept of fractal dimension as a measure of texture in images of built form and describe a methodology for comparing fractal dimension with perceptions of visual quality in street vistas. We find that a positive relationship exists between levels of fractal dimension and judgments of visual quality in street vistas and outline the applications that this relationship may have.

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  • Jon Cooper & David Watkinson & Reza Oskrochi, 2010. "Fractal analysis and perception of visual quality in everyday street vistas," Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 37(5), pages 808-822, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:pio:envirb:v:37:y:2010:i:5:p:808-822
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