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Identifying urban diffusion in compact cities through a comparative multivariate procedure

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  • Luca Salvati

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  • Alberto Sabbi

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A multivariate approach integrated with spatial analysis using morphological indicators was illustrated in the present study with the aim to analyze the recent urban expansion in compact cities. The approach incorporates a Principal Component Analysis, a k-means cluster analysis and a Discriminant Analysis, and it was applied to three case studies in Southern Europe (Lisbon, Rome and Athens) using enumeration districts as the spatial scale of analysis. Six clusters describing a range from hyper-compact to low-density, dispersed settlements have been identified in the three cities together with the indicators accounting for the highest discrimination among clusters. Low-density and dispersed settlements were more diffused in fragmented (Lisbon) and moderately polycentric (Rome) cities than in mono-centric cities (Athens). Such a classification may prove useful when calibrating measures to contain sprawl in compact urban regions. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

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  • Luca Salvati & Alberto Sabbi, 2014. "Identifying urban diffusion in compact cities through a comparative multivariate procedure," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 53(2), pages 557-575, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:anresc:v:53:y:2014:i:2:p:557-575
    DOI: 10.1007/s00168-014-0632-2
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    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development
    • Q24 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Land
    • R14 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Land Use Patterns
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population

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