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Titel (primär) Endless urban growth? On the mismatch of population, household and urban land area growth and its effects on the urban debate
Autor Haase, D.; Kabisch, N.; Haase, A.;
Journal / Serie PLOS ONE
Erscheinungsjahr 2013
Department CLE; SUSOZ;
Band/Volume 8
Heft 6
Sprache englisch;
POF III (gesamt) T13;
UFZ Querschnittsthemen RU6
Abstract In European cities, the rate of population growth has declined significantly, while the number of households has increased. This increase in the number of households is associated with an increase in space for housing. To date, the effects of both a declining population and decreasing household numbers remain unclear. In this paper, we analyse the relationship between population and household number development in 188 European cities from 1990–2000 and 2000–2006 to the growth of urban land area and per capita living space. Our results support a trend toward decreasing population with simultaneously increasing household number. However, we also found cites facing both a declining population and a decreasing household number. Nevertheless, the urban land area of these “double-declining” cities has continued to spread because the increasing per capita living space counteracts a reduction in land consumption. We conclude that neither a decline in population nor in household number “automatically” solve the global problem of land consumption.
ID 13791
dauerhafte UFZ-Verlinkung http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=13791
Haase, D., Kabisch, N., Haase, A. (2013):
Endless urban growth? On the mismatch of population, household and urban land area growth and its effects on the urban debate
PLOS One 8 (6), e66531