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Figure 7

From: Self-organization versus top-down planning in the evolution of a city

Figure 7

Probability distribution of the ϕ shape factor for the blocks at different years.

Until 1836, this distribution is stable and we observe a dramatical change during the Haussmann period with a larger abundance of blocks with small value of ϕ. These small values correspond to elongated rectangle or triangles created by streets crossing the existing geometry at various angles.

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