[Autom. eng. transl.] Urban development in recent decades has led Italy to be among the first countries in Europe for per capita land consumption, with a portion of urbanized land close to 8%. What serious effects this phenomenon can cause to agriculture is evident, considering that 60% of the urbanized area is agricultural. The article takes up the results of a study investigating the determinants of urban sprawl in Lombardy, where the portion of urbanized territory is about twice the Italian average, also paying attention to the difference between large and small municipalities. In the latter, in fact, unlike the former, there is greater availability of soil and a lower price, also because the markets are less able to internalize the negative externalities produced by the consumption of land. It is also noted that agricultural productivity, implicit in land values, does not appear to be a significant obstacle to the urbanization process, except in large cities.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Urban dimension and efficient soil management: empirical evidence and food for thought|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
- dimensione urbana
- econometria spaziale
- uso del suolo