versión ISSN 0250-7161
RIBEIRO, Rômulo; HOLANDA, Frederico y COELHO, Juliana. Índices de qualidade configuracional urbana caso do Distrito Federal, Brasil. EURE (Santiago) [online]. 2012, vol.38, n.114, pp. 229-255. ISSN 0250-7161. doi: 10.4067/S0250-71612012000200009.
There has been great progress in the search for understanding and analysis of urban systems, especially with the development of indices and indicators that express the characteristics and behavior offragments of the city. This study seeks to fill thegaps still persisting in that field with a proposal to "stitch" important urban indices, surveyedfrom large configurational dimension, as a way to compose a new vision of the city. The object of study is the Federal District, Brazil's capital, because of its segmented configuration, is a great experiment, because each segment of the city has intrinsic characteristics. The selected dimensions show in a general way that the urban center of the Federal District, composed of the Pilot Plan and its surroundings, shows better results for all indices surveyed, while worst living conditions are foundfurther away from the center become the. Despite this trend, many peripheral cities, which have the stigma of low status, have good results in certain respects.
Palabras clave : urban sprawl; urban morphology; spatial distribution.