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Using cellular automata to simulate tourism growth. Case study: Iaşi city

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The analyse of land-use change has a meaningful importance in scholars research. Hence, the influence of the urbanisation beneath the conditions that lead to the increase of tourism activity in urban areas it is connected with the extinction of the land-use space. Given the fact that the development of urbanisation leads to tourism development, this paper aims to shape a model of urban growth for the city of Iaşi which emphasises the spatio-temporal growth of the city with impact on tourism growth. The data used was Corine Land Cover (CLC) for 2000 and 2006 years. The type of land use, the areas and the relationship of the driving factors were identified for further analysis. The methodology included Geographic Information System (GIS) spatial analysis and statistic functions of it. In order to obtain the model of urban growth which sustains the hypothesis that the urban increase leads to tourism development, an urban growth simulation was made through Pyhton language programming by cellular automata (CA) method.

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Issue: Volume 12, Issue 1, 2018

Land cover and land use analysis of urban growth in Romania


While cities appeared and disappeared during the history, and different disciplines, such as ecology and geography attempted to model the process from a systemic perspective, the growth of modern cities, particularly under the form of urban sprawl, is an important phenomenon due to its environmental and socioeconomic impacts. CORINE data allow for analyzing the growth of cities based on the changes in land cover and use. This study aimed to assess the magnitude of long-term urban growth in Romania, chosen as an example of a transition country, hypothesizing that the phenomenon is visible at the national scale. The results locate urban growth in area where the real estate boom is prominent, but its extent is masked by the small share of urban areas from the total territory. If growth is analyzed in relationship to the urban area, its magnitude becomes visible, supporting the underlying hypothesis.

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Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, 2012

Urban expansion – Urban shrinking considerations on Braşov agglomeration urban dynamics


The study of the vision of spatial development at different scales can often suggest different solutions, due to the different priorities imposed by the distinct territorial governance levels. In this respect, it can be useful to point out the meanings of the terms like urban growth, urbanisation, urban expansion or urban sprawl and their relevance for the future of a defined human settlements system. The presentation of the case of Brasov city and its agglomeration emphasised some of the problems of urban dynamic.

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Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, 2012