Edited by Chris Couch, Lila Leontidou & Gerhard Petschel-Held, Urban Sprawl in Europe: Landscape, Land-Use Change & Policy

Published at: 7 January 2011

Urban sprawl is one of the most important types of land-use changes currently affecting Europe. It increasingly creates major impacts on the environment (via surface sealing, emissions by transport and ecosystem fragmentation); on the social structure of an area (by segregation, lifestyle changes and neglecting urban centres); and on the economy (via distributed production, land prices, and issues of scale). Urban Sprawl in Europe: landscapes, land-use change & policy explains the nature and dynamics of urban sprawl.
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