An overview of urban-rural land use interactions in Greece
AbstractPurpose: The present paper focuses on investigating the principal land use changes in Greece from 1971?1991 and attempts to uncover possible interactions between urban, rural and forest uses. Findings: The interactions do not remain stable in their direction (positive or negative) and importance (high of low) for the two time periods that have been investigated. Practical implications: The correlation analysis can provide useful insights concerning the proximate and underlying causes of land use change. Originality/value: There are no papers investigating land use changes in Greece in the prefectural administrative level covering the whole country.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Inderscience Enterprises Ltd in its journal International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology.
Volume (Year): 7 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 (January)
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land use changes; land use theories; urban sprawl; correlation analysis; Greece; urban-rural land use; urban land use; rural land use; forest land use; land use interaction;
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