Taming the Sprawl: Growth of a peri-urban city and policy response in City as an Organism: New Vision for Urban Life
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Urban growth in developing countries is dynamic and diverse; however, it is also disordered and disturbing. This growth is synonymous with sprawling fractals when compared to compact aggregations seen in the global north. The cost of this sporadic growth in rapidly growing metropolitan regions is enormous, as seen in the consistent depletion and diminution of high quality agricultural land and forests located in the peripheral areas of cities and rural areas by residential and manufacturing activities (Jiang, Deng, & Seto, 2013; Martellozo, et al., 2014). This process known as peri-urbanization largely takes place in the non- contiguous transitional zones between the rural areas and cities (Iaquinta & Drescher, 2000). It has attracted much research focusing on the peri-urban interface, land use change and agricultural economics (Bell & Irwin, 2002; Theobald, 2005; Buxton & Low, 2007; Lawanson, Yadua, & Salako, 2012).
Sprawl , Peri-urban , Remote sensing , Fractals , Policy , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Dekolo, S.O. Oduwaye, L. Nwokoro, I.I.C. (2016). Sprawl: Growth of a peri-urban city and policy response in City as an Organism: New Vision for Urban Life. 1093-1100.