Search for dissertations about: "urban sprawl"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 19 swedish dissertations containing the words urban sprawl.

  1. 1. Compact sprawl : Exploring public open space and contradictions in urban density

    Author : Alexander Ståhle; Lars Marcus; Michael Batty; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Spatial morphology; Urban design; Public open space; Urban density; Landscape planning; Architecture; Arkitektur;

    Abstract : Twentieth century urbanization has left a tremendous footprint on the globe. It is generally speaking a spread out fragmented suburban and exurban landscape continuously growing according to what has been called sprawl-like development, increasing energy and automobile dependency, challenging urban sustainability. READ MORE

  2. 2. Exploring Typologies, Densities & Spatial Qualities : The Case of Low-Income Housing in South Africa

    Author : Ana Mancheno Gren; Dick Urban Vestbro; Jörgen Andreasen; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Urban Form; House Types; Densities; Spatial Qualities; Low-Income Housing; South Africa; Urban Sprawl; Transect; Architecture and architectural conservation and restoration; Arkitektur och bebyggelsevård;

    Abstract : This thesis focuses on problems that have resulted from the increasing pressure facing urban and suburban land use in South Africa, brought on by a number of different factors including the political and historical background of the country, as well as by rapid urbanization. The objective of this thesis is to present the perspectives applied in the analysis of the built environment in selected case studies, in which different theoretical and methodological approaches have been developed to address the research questions. READ MORE

  3. 3. Housing clusters for densification within an upgrading strategy : the case of Kampala, Uganda

    Author : Assumpta Nnaggenda-Musana; Dick Urban Vestbro; Tumsifu Nnkya; KTH; []
    Keywords : low-income housing; home-based enterprises; house types; residential density; urban sprawl; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : The process of urbanisation in the urban centres of most sub-Saharan African countries has been brought about by numerous factors including rural to urban migration, natural increase in population, and in-migration. In Uganda due to these factors the capital city Kampala is growing rapidly. READ MORE

  4. 4. Urban Intensification in Metropolitan Khartoum : Influential Factors, Benefits and Applicability

    Author : Burhan Elghazali; Folke Snickars; Aloysius Mosha; KTH; []
    Keywords : Intensification; urban form; factors that shape urban form; developing countries; infrastructure cost; metropolitan Khartoum; Sudan; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : This dissertation explores the theoretical and methodological implications involved in the policy framework needed to intensify urban residential areas in a developing country. Metropolitan Khartoum, Sudan, has been chosen as a case study. READ MORE

  5. 5. Geospatial Knowledge Discovery using Volunteered Geographic Information : a Complex System Perspective

    Author : Tao Jia; Bin Jiang; Yifang Ban; Itzhak Benenson; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; knowledge discovery; urban systems; complex system; VGI; OSM; GPS tracking dataset; scaling; heavy-tailed distribution detection; urban sprawl; Zipf’s law; human activity mobility patterns; agent-based modeling; complex network.;

    Abstract : The continuous progression of urbanization has resulted in an increasing number of people living in cities or towns. In parallel, advancements in technologies, such as the Internet, telecommunications, and transportation, have allowed for better connectivity among people. READ MORE