Integrating periurban agrarian ecosystem services into spatial planning to cope with urban pressure

Simon Rojo, Marian (2011). Integrating periurban agrarian ecosystem services into spatial planning to cope with urban pressure. In: "Laufener Spezialbeiträge 2012 - Implementation of Landscape Ecological Knowledge in European Urban Practice", 20/09/2011 - 22/09/2011, Laufen, Alemania. pp. 27-31.

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Title: Integrating periurban agrarian ecosystem services into spatial planning to cope with urban pressure
Author/s:
  • Simon Rojo, Marian
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Laufener Spezialbeiträge 2012 - Implementation of Landscape Ecological Knowledge in European Urban Practice
Event Dates: 20/09/2011 - 22/09/2011
Event Location: Laufen, Alemania
Title of Book: Proceedings of Laufener Spezialbeiträge 2012 - Implementation of Landscape Ecological Knowledge in European Urban Practice
Date: 2011
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Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Urbanística y Ordenación del Territorio
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

According to Corine Land Cover databases, in Europe between 1990 and 2000,77% of new artificial surfaces were built on previous agrarian areas. Urban sprawl ¡s far from being under control, between 2000 and 2006 new artificial land has grown in larger proportion than the decade before. In Spain, like in most countries, the impact of urban sprawl during the last decades has been especially significant in periurban agrarian spaces: between 2000 and 2006, 73% of new artificial surfaces were built on previous agrarian areas. The indirect impact of this trend has been even more relevant, as the expectations of appreciation in the value of land after new urban developments reinforce the ongoing trend of abandonment of agricultural land. In Madrid between 1980 and 2000 the loss of agricultural land due to abandonment of exploitation was 2-fold that due to transformation into urban areas. By comparing four case studies: Valladolild, Montpellier.Florence and Den Haag, this paper explores if urban and territorial planning may contribute to reduce urban pressure on the hinterland. In spite of their diversity, these regions have in common a relative prosperity arising from their territorial endowments, though their landscapes are still under pressure. The three last ones have been working for years on mainstream concepts like multifunctional agriculture. The systematic comparison and the analysis of successful approaches provide some clues on how to reconsider urban planning in order to preserve agricultural land. The final remarks highlight the context in which public commitment, legal protection instruments and financial strategies may contribute to the goals of urban, peri-urban or regional planning about fostering agrarian ecosystem services

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Item ID: 13081
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/13081/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:13081
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 06 Nov 2012 12:51
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 12:23
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