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The constant loss of land resources due to growing settlements and transport infrastructure is a widespread phenomenon in most developed and emerging countries. The expansion of urban agglomerations is closely associated with a significant increase of impervious surface (IS). Surface sealing involves the irreversible loss of essential soil functions,(More)
Urban sprawl is a global phenomena and one of the most dynamic land use changes. In developing as well as developed countries the urbanization advances rapidly and the enormous dynamics of changes in urban environments requires an adequate monitoring. Hence, effective and sustainable urban management increasingly demands alternative concepts and techniques(More)
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