Special Issue "A New Urbanization Land Change Continuum"
A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2013)
Prof. Dr. Karen C. Seto (Website)
School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University, 195 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
Fax: +1 203 432 5556
Interests: urbanization and sustainability; human dimensions of global change; comparative urbanization dynamics in Asia; monitoring, modeling, and forecasting urban expansion; remote sensing of land-use and land-cover change
Prof. Dr. Dagmar Haase (Website)
Lab of Landscape Ecology, Department of Geography, Rudower Chaussee 16, Humboldt University Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany
Interests: Urban systems; spatially explicit modelling of urban land use changes and urban shrinkage; impact assessment of urban land use change; urban ecosystem services; recreational and habitat functions of urban greeneryflood impact and risk assessment; resilience research
Contemporary urbanization is a process that simultaneously involves changes in livelihoods, lifestyles, connectivity and land uses. The urban-rural dichotomy including a discrete place no longer holds. There is a need for a new conceptual framework of land change and urbanization that explicitly identifies how these two processes are connected and takes into consideration these changes looking for more or less blurring places – urban continuums – that are multiply coupled/connected (Boone et al., in press; Seto et al., 2012). The aim of this special issue is to explore cutting edge, state-of-the-art research that examines and visualizes how urbanization and land change are connected through space and across time. Prospective authors are invited to contribute to this Special Issue of Land by submitting an original manuscript of their latest research in this particular area. Contributions may include, but are not limited to:
- New methods and conceptualizations for characterizing urban continuums, couplings, and urban land teleconnections.
- Analytical methods for classifying and organizing land change related to urbanization, including multi-level modeling, spatially explicit life cycle analysis, multi-agent modeling, and spatializing commodity chains.
- Techniques for modeling and visualizing correlations across distant locations.
- Integration of land, economic, livelihood, and justice measurements to examine “urbanity”.
- Vivid empirical cases and examples from across the world populating the approaches and concepts of urbanization.
Prof. Dr. Karen C. Seto
Prof. Dr. Dagmar Haase
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