A global comparative analysis of urban form: Applying spatial metrics and remote sensing

  title={A global comparative analysis of urban form: Applying spatial metrics and remote sensing},
  author={Jingnan Huang and Xixi Lu and Jefferey M. Sellers},
  journal={Landscape and Urban Planning},
Currently, debates over urban form have generally focused on the contrast between the “sprawl” often seen as typical of the United States and “compact” urban forms found in parts of Europe. Although these debates are presumed to have implications for developing worlds as well, systematic comparison of urban forms between developed and developing countries has been lacking. This paper utilized satellite images of 77 metropolitan areas in Asia, US, Europe, Latin America and Australia to calculate… 

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