Cities and Nature

Modeling of Land-Use and Ecological Dynamics

Editors: Malkinson, Dan, Czamanski, Daniel, Benenson, Itzhak (Eds.)

  • Wide spectrum of empirically confirmed models of land-use dynamics
  • Approach to landscape modeling that integrates urban, agriculture and open space dynamics
  • Presents landscape phenomena as self-organizing and emerging consequences of human activities
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About this book

As cities are rapidly expanding and encroaching into agricultural and natural areas, a question of primary concern is how this expansion affects surrounding agriculture and natural landscapes. This book presents a wide spectrum of both theoretical and empirical approaches to simulation and assessment of landscape dynamics. The first part presents state-of-the-art modelling approaches pertaining to land-use changes entailed by the urban sprawl, at different spatial resolutions and temporal time scales. The second part is dedicated to case studies of the effects and consequences of the emerging urban-agriculture open space patterns.

About the authors

Prof. Daniel Czamanski is an economist specializing in urban spatial dynamics and in energy economics. He is a associate dean for graduate studies and research in the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. He is the director of the city complexity research lab. Czamanski has published a number of books and tens of academic papers. Prof Itzhak Benenson is an expert in geosimulation and agent-based modeling of the complex spatial systems. He is a faculty member and head of the Department of Geography and Human Environment of the Tel Aviv University and the director of the Geosimulation and Spatial Analysis laboratory.

Prof. Itzhak Benenson has published several books and numerous papers on analysis and modeling of the human-driven geographic systems.

Dr. Dan Malkinson is a faculty member at the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at The University of Haifa. He is a landscape ecologist and most of his work pertains to the relationships between spatial patterns and ecosystem processes. He studies the effects of disturbances on ecosystem function with specific interest in the effects of landscape disturbances, such as land use changes and wildfire, on ecosystem function.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Czamanski, Danny (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • The Impact of Land-Use Policy on Urban Fringe Dynamics

    Koomen, Eric (et al.)

    Pages 9-35

  • Long-Term Changes in the Configuration of Agriculture and Natural Areas Around Cities in the Netherlands (1900–1990)

    Hatna, Erez (et al.)

    Pages 37-49

  • Investigating Land-Use Dynamics at the Periphery of a Fast-Growing City with Cellular Automata at Two Spatial Scales

    Marceau, Danielle J. (et al.)

    Pages 51-79

  • The Spatial Morphology of Oporto’s Urban Fringe

    Serra, Miguel (et al.)

    Pages 81-106

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 13, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-51410-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modeling of Land-Use and Ecological Dynamics
Editors
  • Dan Malkinson
  • Daniel Czamanski
  • Itzhak Benenson
Series Title
Cities and Nature
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-40199-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-40199-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-40198-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51410-8
Series ISSN
2520-8306
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 193
Number of Illustrations and Tables
52 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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