Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Jan Bernhardt , pp. 67. TKS/Fysisk planering, 2007.

The work

Författare / Author: Jan Bernhardt
Titel / Title: Urban Sprawl - origins and environmental consequences
Abstrakt Abstract:

The purpose of the present work is to provide a brief survey of the process of urban sprawl. What are its origins, how did it develop and why? Moreover, focus will be on envi-ronmental concerns in the framework of urban sprawl. The thesis concentrates on develop-ments in Europe and North America, where cities can look back on a long history of sprawl, and where processes have become very sophisticated. Based on a detailed description of the origins and history of urban sprawl in Europe and the United States, potentially sprawl-induced effects on the environment will be presented and discussed. In a further step, urban sprawl in two case studies (Stuttgart and Leipzig) will be highlighted and discussed with special focus on environ-mental effects. The purpose in doing so is basically to provide a basis and a starting point for further discussions concerning potential and actual effects of sprawl on environment con-cerns.

Ämnesord / Subject: Environmental Studies\General
Fysisk planering - Spatial Planning\Housing
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\General
Nyckelord / Keywords: urban sprawl, environmental effects, stuttgart, leipzig, suburbanisation, urban development, europe, usa

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Magisterprogram Fysisk planering/Masters programme in European Spatial Planning
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 09/17/2007
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master


Handledare / Supervisor: Lars Emmelin
Examinator / Examiner: Lars Emmelin
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TKS/Fysisk planering
S-371 41 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00

Files & Access

Bifogad uppsats fil(er) / Files attached: jan bernhardt_urban sprawl_master2007.pdf (11648 kB, öppnas i nytt fönster)