Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, 1st Congress in Geomatics Engineering

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DISPERSIÓN URBANA Y SOSTENIBILIDAD AMBIENTAL EN LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA
Salvador Miñana-Fayos, Eric Gielen, Gabriel Riutort-Mayol

Last modified: 18-10-2017

Abstract


The territory is configured by different urban models. During the last decades the tendency in many European countries has been forward to an urban sprawl development model. This kind of development causes several economic, social and environmental effects. This paper is focused on studying the environmental effects of the urban sprawl model for all municipalities of Valencia. These effects are measured over a set of 14 environmental indicators. First of all, an urban sprawl index is calculated by means of the Principal Component Analysis technique from the three more characteristic variables of the sprawl phenomenon. Finally, a regression model with spatially correlated effects is formulated with the aim of estimating the effects of the urban sprawl model on the environmental indicators. It is concluded that the sprawl model causes significant effects on most of the environmental indicators.

http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/CIGeo2017.2017.6622


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