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Urban Sprawl: origins and environmental consequences
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Technoculture, Humanities and Planning.
2007 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of the present work is to provide a brief survey of the process of urban sprawl. What are its origins, how did it develop and why? Moreover, focus will be on envi-ronmental concerns in the framework of urban sprawl. The thesis concentrates on develop-ments in Europe and North America, where cities can look back on a long history of sprawl, and where processes have become very sophisticated. Based on a detailed description of the origins and history of urban sprawl in Europe and the United States, potentially sprawl-induced effects on the environment will be presented and discussed. In a further step, urban sprawl in two case studies (Stuttgart and Leipzig) will be highlighted and discussed with special focus on environ-mental effects. The purpose in doing so is basically to provide a basis and a starting point for further discussions concerning potential and actual effects of sprawl on environment con-cerns.

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2007. , 67 p.
Keyword [en]
urban sprawl, environmental effects, stuttgart, leipzig, suburbanisation, urban development, europe, usa
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Environmental Analysis and Construction Information Technology Other Environmental Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-5947Local ID: diva2:833363
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2007-07-10 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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