Land Use Structure as the Basis for Indicators Determining Spatial Development of the Environment
Jędrzej Gąsiorowski, Zenon F. Poławski
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Institute of Geodesy and Cartography, Modzelewskiego 27, 02-679 Warsaw, Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2014;23(3):955–960
The transfer of urban spatial forms out of its center, as well as the uncontrolled expansion of large cities and urban sprawl have become a significant problem. These processes, especially when they occur in environmentally sensitive areas, may cause serious problems. The aim of this research was to propose – on the basis of land use structure – indicators that will quantitatively determine the characteristics of development of areas around large cities. Such indicators can be helpful in identifying issues and problems in spatial development of the environment.