Urban sprawl and fragmentation in Latin America: a dynamic quantification and characterization of spatial patterns.

@article{Inostroza2013UrbanSA,
  title={Urban sprawl and fragmentation in Latin America: a dynamic quantification and characterization of spatial patterns.},
  author={Luis Inostroza and Rolf Baur and Elmar Csaplovics},
  journal={Journal of environmental management},
  year={2013},
  volume={115},
  pages={87-97}
}
South America is one of the most urbanized continents in the world, where almost 84% of the total population lives in cities, more urbanized than North America (82%) and Europe (73%). Spatial dynamics, their structure, main features, land consumption rates, spatial arrangement, fragmentation degrees and comparability, remain mostly unknown for most Latin American cities. Using satellite imagery the main parameters of sprawl are quantified for 10 Latin American cities over a period of 20 years… CONTINUE READING
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