1st Edition

Urban Transformations, Land-use, and Environmental Change: Quantitative Approaches for Territorial Data

Edited By Margherita Carlucci Copyright 2023
    142 Pages 3 Color & 12 B/W Illustrations
    by River Publishers

    142 Pages 3 Color & 12 B/W Illustrations
    by River Publishers

    This book provides interesting insights for the identification of socioeconomic, demographic and territorial factors that affect structural disparities in local economies. Urban development is the result of demographic dynamics at the local level, connected to socioeconomic factors, and of economic growth, whose fluctuations are particularly sensitive to the economic cycle in countries, such as the ones in the Mediterranean basin, characterized by greater informality of the sector and limited public/social housing. Our objective is to provide a contribution to sustainability planning, explaining the linkage between forms of urban development and economic growth, providing policy indications for integrated spatial planning, and for cohesion policies that may leverage social and economic competitiveness.

    1. Urban Transformations, Land-use, and Territorial Change Before and After Crisis: A Mediterranean Perspective

    Margherita Carlucci and Luca Salvati

    2. The Future Paths of Urbanization: A Brief Review

    Clio Ciaschini and Barbara Ermini

    3. Land Resource Consumption in a Tourism Destination: Long-term Dynamics in Mykonos, Greece

    Gianluigi Salvucci, Marco Zitti, and Kostas Rontos

    4. Beyond Crisis: Demographic dynamics, Long-term Settlement Patterns, and the Intrinsic Evolution of Local Systems along a Coastal and Inland Gradient

    Kostas Rontos, Vito Imbrenda, Rosanna Salvia, and Giovanni Quaranta

    5. Toward Sustainable Urbanization in Rural Districts? Insights from a Case Study in Central Italy

    Gianluca Egidi, Rosanna Salvia, Caterina Samela, Barbara Ermini, Luca Salvati, and Leonardo Bianchini

    6. Like Father Like Son? An Analysis of Opportunity and Discrimination in Tertiary Education for OECD Countries

    Mariateresa Ciommi, Francesca Mariani, Maria Cristina Recchioni, Gloria Polinesi, and Giuseppe Ricciardo Lamonica 


    Margherita Carlucci is Full Professor of Economic Statistics at the Department of Social and Economics Sciences of Sapienza University of Rome, member of Sapienza University Quality Assurance Committee. Former Director of the Department of Economics of Sapienza University of Rome and Vice-President of IS.CO.NA (Institute of National Accounts). Currently her research interests include integrated systems of economic, social and environmental accounting; the relationship between socioeconomic factors and land degradation; the dynamics of urban development; the definition and measurement of indicators of sustainable development.