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Variations in development of exurban residential landscapes: timing, location, and driving forces
 

Summary: Variations in development of exurban residential landscapes: timing,
location, and driving forces
Li Ana
*, Dan Brownb
, Joan I. Nassauerb
and Bobbi Lowb
a
Department of Geography, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA; b
School of Natural
5Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
(Received 21 July 2009; final version received 24 March 2010)
Residential land-use expansion, an important component of urban sprawl, has a variety of
drivers and environmental implications. The goal of this article is to address the timing,
location, and mechanisms of different types of residential development. Using
10land-parcel data and aerial imagery taken between 1950 and 2000 for eight townships
in southeastern Michigan, we sampled and classified polygons (854 in total) of four
residential types. Socioeconomic characteristics were collected from US census data at
the township level and assigned to sample polygons based on the township in which they
fell. We then applied survival analysis to achieve the above goal. We found that (1) the
15development rates varied between residential types over time and (2) the evolution of

  

Source: An, Li - Department of Geography, San Diego State University
Brown, Daniel G. - School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology; Geosciences