(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Geography, policy or market? New evidence on the measurement and causes of sprawl (and infill) in US metropolitan regions

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PAULSEN K. (1) ;
(1) Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, ETATS-UNIS


This paper proposes to measure sprawl in metropolitan regions as marginal changes in land use over time though the following metrics : change in urban housing unit density, marginal land consumption per new urban household, housing unit density in newly urbanized areas and percent of newhousing units located in previously developed areas) are computed for all metropolitan areas in the continental USA for 1980 and 2000. Changes in development patterns reflect interactions of market and geographic structures. States with a substantial state role in planning accommodate a higher percentage of new housing units in previously developed areas and with lower marginal land consumption, suggesting that policy can mitigate sprawl development


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 51, no12 [pp. 2629-2645]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.



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