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dc.contributor.authorReis, JP
dc.contributor.authorSilva, EA
dc.contributor.authorPinho, P
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-10T09:22:44Z
dc.date.available2015-06-10T09:22:44Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0272-3638
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/248382
dc.description.abstractThis article reviews existing literature on spatial metrics, presenting a portfolio of metrics addressing the spatial patterns of growing and shrinking cities and discussing their potential and limitations. A wide and diverse set of spatial metrics was found. While these metrics address most of the identified spatial patterns of urban growth, spatial metrics used in urban shrinkage studies are much scarcer and not nearly sufficient to provide a comprehensive assessment of its spatial patterns. The article concludes that there is great potential for the development of new spatial metrics or mixed indicators, particularly in shrinkage contexts. The article builds on recent literature focusing on reviewing and developing metrics for particular spatial patterns (notably patterns of urban sprawl), while considering a very broad and multidisciplinary set of metrics. It focuses not only on the outcomes of urban growth but also on those of the increasingly common shrinking phenomenon.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (SFRH/BD/71970/2010), co-financed by the European Social Fund through the POPH Programme.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.subjectspatial metrics
dc.subjectspatial patterns
dc.subjecturban growth
dc.subjecturban shrinkage
dc.titleSpatial metrics to study urban patterns in growing and shrinking cities
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Taylor & Francis via http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02723638.2015.1096118
prism.endingPage271
prism.publicationDate2015
prism.publicationNameUrban Geography
prism.startingPage246
prism.volume37
dcterms.dateAccepted2015-04-16
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/02723638.2015.1096118
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2015-10-29
dc.contributor.orcidSilva, Elisabete [0000-0002-5816-6447]
dc.identifier.eissn1938-2847
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2015-10-29
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2016-10-29


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