Search for dissertations about: "Urbanization"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 97 swedish dissertations containing the word Urbanization.

  1. 1. Rapid Urbanization An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Urban Transition in Developing Countries

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Kyle Farrell; KTH.; [2018]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; urban transition; rapid urbanization; rapid urban growth; components of urban growth; economic development; developing countries; national urban systems; China; Nigeria; India; Planering och beslutsanalys; Planning and Decision Analysis;

    Abstract : This thesis is concerned with the challenges posed by the contemporary urban narrative in developing countries. It is premised on the notion of the urban transition, which posits that as a country develops it undergoes a transformation from a predominantly rural society to a predominantly urban one. READ MORE

  2. 2. Remote Sensing of Urbanization and Environmental Impacts

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Jan Haas; KTH.; [2016]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Geodesy and Geoinformatics; Geodesi och geoinformatik; Remote Sensing; Urbanization; Land Use Land Cover LULC ; Environmental Impact; Landscape Metrics; Ecosystem Services; Geomatik; Geomatics;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to establish analytical frameworks to map urban growth patterns with spaceborne remote sensing data and to evaluate environmental impacts through Landscape Metrics and Ecosystem Services. Urbanization patterns at regional scale were evaluated in China's largest urban agglomerations and at metropolitan scale in Shanghai, Stockholm and Beijing using medium resolution optical satellite data. READ MORE

  3. 3. Analysing synergies between urbanization and sustainable development Developing a draft theory through historical pilot studies

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH

    Author : Carina Weingaertner; KTH.; [2005]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; urbanization; sustainable development; historical pilot studies; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Urbanization is an ongoing process all over the globe. People moving from rural to urban areas are the primary cause of urbanization, and history indicates that this movement of people is very hard to influence. READ MORE

  4. 4. Remote Sensing of Urbanization and Environmental Impacts

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Jan Haas; KTH.; [2013]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Remote Sensing; Classification; Land Use Land-Cover; Support Vector Machine; Random Forest; Urbanization; Environmental Impact; Landscape Metrics; Ecosystem Services; Geomatik; Geomatics; Land Use Land Cover; Urbaniztion;

    Abstract : The unprecedented growth of urban areas all over the globe is nowadays maybe most apparent in China having undergone rapid urbanization since the late 1970s. The need for new residential, commercial and industrial areas leads to new urban regions challenging sustainable development and the maintenance and creation of a high living standard as well as the preservation of ecological functionality. READ MORE

  5. 5. Satellite Monitoring of Urbanization and Indicator-based Assessment of Environmental Impact

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Dorothy Furberg; KTH.; [2019]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Urbanization; remote sensing; land-cover classification; landscape metrics; environmental indicators; environmental impact; ecosystem services; green infrastructure; habitat network analysis; Greater Toronto Area; Stockholm; Shanghai; urbanisering; fjärranalys; marktäckeklassificering; landskapsnyckeltal; miljöindikatorer; miljöpåverkan; ekosystemtjänster; grön infrastruktur; habitat nätverksanalys; Greater Toronto Area; Stockholm; Shanghai; Geodesy and Geoinformatics; Geodesi och geoinformatik; Geoinformatik; Geoinformatics;

    Abstract : As of 2018, 55% of the world population resides in urban areas. This proportion is projected to increase to 68% by 2050 (United Nations 2018). The Stockholm region is no exception to this urbanizing trend: the population of Stockholm City has risen by 28% since the year 2000. READ MORE