(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Evolving United States metropolitan land use patterns

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SARZYNSKI A. (1) ; GALSTER G. (2) ; STACK L. (3) ;
(1) School of Public Policy and Administration, Univ. of Delaware, Newark, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning, Wayne State Univ., Detroit, ETATS-UNIS
(3) Dept. of Sociology, Wayne State Univ., Detroit, ETATS-UNIS


This article investigates changes in residential and nonresidential land use for United States metropolitan areas in 1990 and 200. By far, the largest changes occurred in the realm of employment, which became more prevalent per unit of geographic area, but less spatially concentrated and farther from the historical urban core, on average. It also reveals that four factors summarize land use patterns in both years, and remained relatively stable across the two years : intensity, compactness, mixing, and core-dominance. Improved measurement of metropolitan land use patterns can facilitate policy and planning decisions intended to minimize the most egregious aspects of urban sprawl


Article of periodic

published at : Urban geography / ISSN 0272-3638

Editor : Winston, Silver Spring, MD - ETATS-UNIS (1980)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 35, no1 [pp. 25-47]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 6 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/02723638.2013.823730

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