Urban, Rural and Exurban 2

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Urban Geography Specialty Group, Rural Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM
Room: Poydras, Sheraton, 3rd Floor
Organizers: Sunhui Sim
Chairs: Jean-Marc Zaninetti


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 Jean-Marc Zaninetti*, , Urban spread patterns around intermediate cities in France 1946-2013 20 10:00 AM
Presenter Johanna Lilius*, Aalto university, Multi-locality challenging the urban city planned for the local urban dweller 20 10:20 AM
Presenter Mathew Novak*, Saint Mary's University, The Place of Condominium Development in a Mid-Sized City – A Case Study of Halifax, Canada 20 10:40 AM
Presenter Ping Sun*, , Research progress of urban sprawl costs 20 11:00 AM

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