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

  • Available for pre-order on January 20, 2023. Item will ship after February 10, 2023
ISBN 9788770227384
February 10, 2023 Forthcoming by River Publishers
142 Pages 3 Color & 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

1. Urban Transformations, Land-use, and Territorial Change Before and After Crisis: A Mediterranean Perspective 2. The Future Paths of Urbanization: A Brief Review 3. Land Resource Consumption in a Tourism Destination: Long-term Dynamics in Mykonos, Greece 4. Beyond Crisis: Demographic dynamics, Long-term Settlement Patterns, and the Intrinsic Evolution of Local Systems along a Coastal and Inland Gradient 5. Toward Sustainable Urbanization in Rural Districts? Insights from a Case Study in Central Italy 6. Like Father Like Son? An Analysis

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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.