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DOI 10.3167/nc.2008.030101
Title (Primary) Urban ecology of shrinking cities: an unrecognized opportunity?
Author Haase, D.
Source Titel Nature & Culture
Year 2008
Department CLE
Volume 3
Issue 1
Page From 1
Page To 8
Language englisch
Keywords urban shrinkage; perforation; demolition; green infrastructure; biodiversity; urban wilderness
Abstract Whereas environmental and social impacts of urban sprawl are widely discussed among scholars from both the natural and social sciences, the spatial consequences of urban decline are nearly neglected when discussing the impacts of land transition. Within the last decade, "shrinkage" and "perforation" have arisen as new terms to explain the land use development of urban regions faced with demographic change, particularly decreasing fertility, aging, and out-migration. Although shrinkage is far from being a "desired" scenario for urban policy makers, this paper argues that a perforation of the built-up structure in dense cities might bring up many positive implications.
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Haase, D. (2008):
Urban ecology of shrinking cities: an unrecognized opportunity?
Nat. Cult. 3 (1), 1 - 8 10.3167/nc.2008.030101