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    Author(s): Ralph J. AligJeffrey D. Kline; Mark Lichtenstein
    Date: 2004
    Source: Landscape and Urban Planning. 69: 219-234
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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    Conversion of rural lands to urban and other built-up uses affects the mix of commodities and services produced from the global land base. In the United States, there was a 34% increase in the amount of land devoted to urban and built-up uses between 1982 and 1997. This increase came predominantly from the conversion of croplands and forestland, with the largest increases in deveIoped area happening in the southern region of the country. In an analysis of drivers influencing developed land uses in the US. we found results that were consistent with hypothesized relationships, including significant increases in development as a result of increases in population density and personal income.

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    Citation

    Alig, Ralph J.; Kline, Jeffrey D.; Lichtenstein, Mark. 2004. Urbanization on the US landscape: looking ahead in the 21st century. Landscape and Urban Planning. 69: 219-234

    Keywords

    Land use economics, land allocation, landscape planning, urbanization trends and projections

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