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Descripción y análisis de la huella urbanística del boom inmobiliario en Asturias mediante sistemas de información geográfica, 1996-2006

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  • Víctor González Marroquín
  • Fernando Rubiera Morollón

    (Universidad de Oviedo, REGIOlab)

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From 2000 to 2007 were years in which Spain is growing in a bubble around the construction sector driven by the "boom" in real estate and high growth rate of public infrastructures. The macroeconomic consequences of this unbalanced growth of the construction are well known but the consequences for urban planning have been less studied. Although Asturias is one of the Spanish regions with the lower real estate bubble is clear that this region has participated with the national trend. The characteristics of this region make it particularly interesting for analysis due to the development of a polycentric conurbation in central area and coexistence of different types of urban development in a small space. This paper proposes a methodology based on the description and analysis of information contained in the referenced digital cartography. Through the classification and interpretation of the pixels of the ortho- photos for Asturias we can identify how is the urban expansion distinguishing between industrial and urban uses of the new urban land. Applying statistical analysis with models that include spatial dependence of the information we can identify the causes of urban growth and describe the different patterns that were followed. We identify the sources affected by processes of real estate bubble and the urban morphology that is consolidated as a result, among other things, of an reduce coordination between the municipalities of the asturian central area.

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Paper provided by IDEGA - Instituto Universitario de Estudios e Desenvolvemento de Galicia in its series Documentos de trabajo - IRENe with number 0002.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2012
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Keywords: urbanization; polycentric metropolitan areas; urban economics; Asturias;

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