Urban, Rural and Exurban 1

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Urban Geography Specialty Group, Rural Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Poydras, Sheraton, 3rd Floor
Organizers: Sunhui Sim
Chairs: Sandra Garren


This session will provide a broad forum for applied and theoretical research on urban sprawl, sub-urban, exurban and rural development. Topics may include sustainability, smart growth, environmental issues, urban theory, spatial analysis, local economic development issues and land use planning among others.

Context and Objectives
Urban growth takes many forms. Over the years, there have been various attempts to theorize the resulting spatial patterns of land use in American cities. Whether the concentric ring theories, the bid-rent theory, the sectoral model, the multiple nuclei model or the more modern urban realms approach, what is clear is that unprecedented urban growth on the urban fringe has led to dispersion of settlements away from central cities. This dispersed urban development is often referred as sprawl. Urban sprawl has increased in the U.S. over last few decades with unintended and often irreversible consequences such as city central decline, increased reliance on the use of the automobile, and the loss of open space. The discourse on urban sprawl issues is closely related to the concepts of sustainability, smart growth, environmental issues, local economic development and land use planning. This session will bring together researchers with different perspectives on suburban, exurban and rural (re)development issues. Presentations providing critical analysis, case studies, and discourse analysis, or addressing issues of measurement and analysis are welcome.
Abstract submission details are available in the recent issue of the AAG Newsletter and on the AAG website. Please note that the AAG is using online submission of abstracts and registration materials (please check AAG's webpage for details). Whenever possible, please go through the online submission, and then send to Sunhui Sim (ssim@una.edu) an email containing: (1) Your name, presentation title, and abstract; and (2) The PIN by November 6, 2017
Best wishes
Sunhui Sim, Department of Geography University of North Alabama


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Sunhui Sim*, University of North Alabama, Jonghyun Back, Korean Rural Communities Corporation, New Urban hierarchy? Where is R-urban? 20 8:00 AM
Presenter Reginald Archer*, Tennessee State University, George Smith, Tennessee State University, Impacts of rapid urbanization on agriculture and rural communities: a case study of Williamson County, TN 20 8:20 AM
Presenter Martin Ouředníček*, Charles University, Faculty of Science, Jana Jíchová, Charles University, Faculty of Science, Zuzana Kopecká, Charles University, Faculty of Science, Contemporary changes of social environment within the Czech settlement system: cities – suburbs - villages 20 8:40 AM
Presenter Zening Xu*, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Xiaolu Gao, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Chunfeng Liu, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, A dilemma between sub-district and township in China_ the administration and reform for urban village 20 9:00 AM
Presenter Sandra Garren*, Hofstra University, Regional Sustainability Assessment in New York City and its Surrounding Suburban Communities 20 9:20 AM

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