# Wholeness as a hierarchical graph to capture the nature of space

@article{Jiang2015WholenessAA, title={Wholeness as a hierarchical graph to capture the nature of space}, author={Bin Jiang}, journal={International Journal of Geographical Information Science}, year={2015}, volume={29}, pages={1632 - 1648} }

According to Christopher Alexander’s theory of centers, a whole comprises numerous, recursively defined centers for things or spaces surrounding us. Wholeness is a type of global structure or life-giving order emerging from the whole as a field of the centers. The wholeness is an essential part of any complex system and exists, to some degree or other, in spaces. This paper defines wholeness as a hierarchical graph, in which individual centers are represented as the nodes and their… Expand

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