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Drivers of urban sprawl in two large Middle-eastern countries: literature on Iran and Egypt

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This paper reviews the relevant literature of Iran and Egypt as two large countries of the region and concludes that four phenomena are common between the two countries and are accountable for sprawling, namely (1) wholesale land selling to the lower economic class, (2) deficiencies of planning systems in controlling development plans, (3) fast and uncontrolled increase in urban population, and (4) rural-urban migration. These drivers are categorized in two classes of demographic and planning-related trends. Besides, there is a number of peculiar trends that have nationwide causes but are uncommon in Iran and Egypt. The authors of this paper consider that the demographic drivers or sprawl addressed by the Middle Eastern scholars are not actual causes but only consequences, or there is a correlation between the demographic factors and sprawl. More in-depth historical and socioeconomic studies are needed to find the associations between sprawl and unstudied phenomena like change in technologies, culture, and lifestyle.

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Issue: Volume 12, Issue 1, 2018

Using the fractal perspective in the analysis of the urban peripheral fabric. Case study: Pantelimon, Ilfov county

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This article approaches the matter of analysing the urban peripheral fabric from a fractal perspective. The urban peripheral morphology, through its generally discontinuous character, raises great questions signs upon the fairness of using the classical instruments of analysis, especially in what concerns the usage of density gradients. The purpose of this scientific undergoing is that of bringing into spotlight the usage of the Fractalyse program, as a better-adapted tool to the fieldwork, since the accent is set on the elements distribution in space and on the distances between them. We, thus, reach to a multiscalar approach of the urban fabric, from the town scale to the neighborhood scale and that of the building itself, for a more pertinent analysis over the alternation between constructed spaces and empty parcels. In order to represent this undergoing, three types of fractal analysis will be studied (dilation, radial and space correlation analysis) to achieve a comparative approach of the urban fabric evolution in Pantelimon, which is situated nearby the Capital city and has been, over the last two decades, deeply marked by the urban sprawl phenomenon.

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Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1, 2014

Urban sprawl – the legal context and territorial practices in Romania

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Urban sprawl limitations are objectives of public policy of all European Community documents referring to urban and territorial planning. Nowadays clear and stable boundaries between the areas of towns built during the communist period are replaced by their fragmentation and perpetual transformation. Presently, the strategies and instruments of urban sprawl control depend largely on the legal tools and the efficiency of the cooperation between local public administrations in urban and metropolitan areas.

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Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, 2012

Urban Sprawl Characteristics and Typologies in Romania

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Urban sprawl limitation, moderate use of agricultural fields and ensuring the social mix are objectives of public policy of all European Community documents refering to urban and territorial planning, housing policies and territorial cohesion. In post-communist Romania the most obvious

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Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, 2010

Urban sprawl and residential mobilities in the Bucharest area – reconfiguration of a new residential geography

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Efect direct al eliminării restricţiilor privind stabilirea domiciliului și extinderea limitele spaţiului construit al localităţilor la sfârșitul perioadeia comuniste, expansiunea urbană peste zonele rurale înconjurătoare a devenit o realitate spaţială dificil de limitat și de gestionat. Transformările socioeconomice din ultimele

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Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2, 2009