The Fragmentation of Urban Landscapes (2012)

Title: Urban Expansion, Land Conversion, and Affordable Housing: The Case of Zhengzhou (2012)

Article in: Environment and Urbanization 

Authors: Shlomo Angel, Jason Parent, and Daniel L. Civco

First published: 2012

Pages: 249-283

Overview:  A key question that has confronted urban planners, policy makers and concerned environmentalists worldwide for some time is whether the fragmentation of the urban landscape is an inherent feature of contemporary cities that must be taken into account in planning for and managing urban expansion, or whether it is a disorderly, wasteful and undesirable form of sprawl that must be brought under control through containment or growth management strategies of one type or another.

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