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Defining urban and rural areas: a new approach

Author
Roca, J.; Arellano, Blanca
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
17th SPIE Conference on Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications
Date of publication
2017
Presentation's date
2017-09-12
Book of congress proceedings
Proceedings of SPIE: earth resources and environmental remote sensing/GIS applications VIII
First page
104310E-1
Last page
104310E-18
Publisher
International Society for Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2277902 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/115071 Open in new window
URL
https://spie.org/publications/conference-proceedings/ Open in new window
Abstract
The separation between the countryside and the city, from rural and urban areas, has been one of the central themes of the literature on urban and territorial studies. The seminal work of Kingsley Davis in the 1950s introduced a wide and fruitful debate which, however, has not yet concluded in a rigorous definition that allows for comparative studies at the national and subnational levels of a scientific nature. In particular, the United Nations (UN) definition o...
Citation
Roca, J., Arellano, B. Defining urban and rural areas: a new approach. A: International Symposium on Remote Sensing. "Proceedings of SPIE: earth resources and environmental remote sensing/GIS applications VIII". Washington: International Society for Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2017, p. 104310E-1-104310E-18.
Keywords
Gradient of urbanization, Night-time lights, Rurbanization, Urban sprawl
Group of research
CPSV - Centre of Land Policy and Valuations

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