There Is No Sprawl Syndrome : a New Typology of Metropolitan Land Use Patterns

  title={There Is No Sprawl Syndrome : a New Typology of Metropolitan Land Use Patterns},
  author={Jackie Cutsinger},
  • Jackie Cutsinger
  • Published 2006
We investigate the spatial patterns of land use in a representative sample of 50 large U.S. metropolitan areas in 1990, computing 14 indices measuring both job and housing locations. These indices are reduced to seven independent empirical factors via principal component methods. Sampled areas may be categorized in one of four distinctive groups, based on a cluster analysis of their land use patterns: (1) deconcentrated, dense areas: intensively and continuously developed but without major… CONTINUE READING


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