Space-time analysis of the urban-rural grafient in the metropolitan area of Madrid and ist surroundings -Guadalajara and Toledo.

Diaz-Palacios Sisternes, Susana and Ayuga Téllez, Francisco and García García, Ana Isabel (2012). Space-time analysis of the urban-rural grafient in the metropolitan area of Madrid and ist surroundings -Guadalajara and Toledo.. In: "International Conference of Agricultural Engineering. CIGR-Ageng2012", 08/07/2012 - 12/07/2012, Valencia. pp. 1-6.

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Title: Space-time analysis of the urban-rural grafient in the metropolitan area of Madrid and ist surroundings -Guadalajara and Toledo.
Author/s:
  • Diaz-Palacios Sisternes, Susana
  • Ayuga Téllez, Francisco
  • García García, Ana Isabel
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: International Conference of Agricultural Engineering. CIGR-Ageng2012
Event Dates: 08/07/2012 - 12/07/2012
Event Location: Valencia
Title of Book: Porceedings of International Conference of Agricultural Engineering. CIGR-Ageng2012
Date: 2012
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Construcción y Vías Rurales [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

According to UN provisions in the period from 2007 to 2050 world population will grow up to 9200 million people. In fact, for the first time in history, in the year 2008 world urban population became higher than rural population. The increase of urban areas and their transport infrastructures has influenced agricultural land use due to their irreversible change, especially when they remain as periurban vacant land, losing their character and identity. In the Europe of the nineties, the traditional urban-rural gradient, characterized by a neat contact between both land types, has become so complex that it has change to a gradient in which it is difficult to separate urban and rural land uses. [Antrop 2004]. A literature review has been made on methodologies used for the urban-rural gradient analysis. One of these methodologies was selected that integrates ecological characterization based on the use of spatial metrics and geographical characterization based on spatial components. Cartographical sources used were Corine Land Cover at 1: 100000 scale and the Spanish Land Use Information System at 1:25000 scale. Urban-rural gradient paradigm is an analysis methodology, coming from landscape ecology, which enables to investigate how urbanization provokes changes in ecological patterns and processes into landscape. [Hahs and McDonnell 2006].The present research adapt this methodology to study the urban-rural gradient in the outskirts of Madrid, Toledo and Guadalajara. Both scales (1:25000 and 1:100000) were simultaneously used to reach the next objectives: 1) Analysis of landscape pattern dynamics in relation to distance to the town centre and major infrastructures. 2) Analysis of landscape pattern dynamics in the fringe of protected areas. The paper presents a new approach to the urban-rural relationship which allows better planning and management of urban áreas.

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Item ID: 23012
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/23012/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:23012
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 19 Mar 2014 18:07
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 21:09
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