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Category Text Publication
Reference Category Book chapters
DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-11105-2_14
Title (Primary) Urban telecouplings
Title (Secondary) Telecoupling. Exploring land-use change in a globalised world
Author Haase, D.
Publisher Friis, C.; Nielsen, J.Ø.
Source Titel Palgrave Studies in Natural Resource Management
Year 2019
Department CLE
Page From 261
Page To 280
Language englisch
Abstract Urbanisation is one of the most important global change processes. As the share of people in, and the footprint of, urban areas continues to grow globally and locally, understanding urbanisation processes and resulting land-use change is increasingly important with respect to natural resource use, socio-demographics, health and environmental change. The concept of urban telecouplings (UTs) describes how land-use change and the usage of environmental, economic and cultural resources by urban dwellers are not limited to cities or their direct surroundings but span across the globe. This chapter discusses how UTs are initiated, in which way they occur, what agents might be involved and what are the respective positive effects on land and land change at both places, the sending system and the distant receiving system. The chapter concludes that UT represents a new type of hybridisation of culture and environmental behaviour that is traditionally seen as a by-product of globalisation, but might be one core property of urbanisation.
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Haase, D. (2019):
Urban telecouplings
In: Friis, C., Nielsen, J.Ø. (eds.)
Telecoupling. Exploring land-use change in a globalised world
Palgrave Studies in Natural Resource Management
Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, p. 261 - 280 10.1007/978-3-030-11105-2_14