Urban sprawl and city compactness. A proposal for regional sustainability indicators. Case study of the towns of Alcorcon and Majadahonda (Comunidad de Madrid, Spain)

Rivera Blasco, Darío (2014). Urban sprawl and city compactness. A proposal for regional sustainability indicators. Case study of the towns of Alcorcon and Majadahonda (Comunidad de Madrid, Spain). In: "World Sustainable Building 2014 Conference", 28, 29 y 30 de octubre de 2014, Barcelona, Spain. ISBN 978-84-697-1815-5.

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Title: Urban sprawl and city compactness. A proposal for regional sustainability indicators. Case study of the towns of Alcorcon and Majadahonda (Comunidad de Madrid, Spain)
Author/s:
  • Rivera Blasco, Darío
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: World Sustainable Building 2014 Conference
Event Dates: 28, 29 y 30 de octubre de 2014
Event Location: Barcelona, Spain
Title of Book: World Sustainable Building 2014 Conference
Date: 30 October 2014
ISBN: 978-84-697-1815-5
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Urban dispersion, unitary urban footprint, scattered suburbs, urban fragmentation, spatial segregation, land articulation, diffused city
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Urbanística y Ordenación del Territorio
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - Non commercial - Share

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Abstract

The main contribution of this research paper is to display a range of figures and values which could help urban planners to quantify the urban phenomenon of sprawl. In this way, after a rigorous analysis and comparison between a scattered urban fabric (Majadahonda) and a compact urban fabric (Alcorcón), several possible indexes are established and characterized in order to verify the main hypothesis: in what extent land consumption and exploitation of energy resources are higher in a scattered urban fabric than in a compact one.

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Item ID: 33865
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/33865/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:33865
Official URL: http://www.wsb14barcelona.org/programme/pdf_poster/P-195.pdf
Deposited by: arquitecto dario rivera
Deposited on: 12 Feb 2015 14:05
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2015 14:05
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