Exploring the Driving Forces of Urban Infill and Fragmentation Development from 1990 to 2010 in the US

Authors: Haotian Zhong*, Texas A&M University, Runzi Wang, Michigan State University
Topics: Land Use and Land Cover Change, Urban and Regional Planning, Planning Geography
Keywords: Infill development, Fragmentation development, Google Earth Engine
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Jackson, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
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Urban infill and expansion reflect the relocation of land resources, conditioning on regulation, market, geography, and technology. We aim to describe and explain the urban spatial dynamics from 1985 to 2015 in the US. We propose to map urban infill development and fragmentation development using Google Earth Engine to classify an extensive number of Landsat images. Using selected pattern metrics from our mapping results, we are able to investigate how population growth, productivity, urban amenity, and transportation technology affect urban infill and fragmentation development in the US.

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