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The Sustainable City VII
The city, interpreted as a complex dynamic system, is experiencing ungovernable levels of entropic growth related to locally-based human activities. Indeed, the main antagonist of urban sustainability is anthropogenic entropy. The general crisis is due to the production of entropy within single urban subsystems, which is transmitted, with a ripple effect, to all the others and to the entire city. Due to endogenous malfunctioning in its parts or in its structure, a subsystem can be viewed as andoi:10.2495/sc120171 fatcat:l7re2q7tjrfs7f2x33n227cksy