Sprawl dynamics in rural-urban territories highly suited for wine production. Mapping urban growth and changing territorial shapes in North-East Italy

Raffaela Gabriella Rizzo, Luca Simone Rizzo, Filippo Smerghetto, Maria Giuseppina Lucia

Risultato della ricerca: Contributo in rivistaArticolo in rivistapeer review

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Abstract

In Italy, large-scale changes in the structure of land use can be observed. These are caused primarily by socio-economic pressures, generally determining the conversion of agricultural land into artificial surfaces. Our aim was to investigate if and how sprawl dynamics influence viticultural landscapes (that is, if they result in scattered, intermediate, or compact urban developments). We focused on selected territories in North-East Italy, where vine-growing provides almost uninterrupted land cover, as case study areas. Using GIS-based techniques, we documented the processes of land use, analyzing the resulting changes of urban-rural forms and in territorial shapes. Results at the Provincial level showed decreasing dispersed artificial surfaces and increasing clustered urban developments. This trend is also detected in areas under vine, but in general is more modest. Our research indicates that typical agricultural productions can determine resistance to the alienation of land, maintaining a sufficient consistency for areas to develop in a more varied and articulated (for example touristic) manner.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1-20
Numero di pagine20
RivistaSustainability
Volume9
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2017

Keywords

  • Cambiamento Uso Suolo
  • Dispersione
  • GIS
  • Geografia
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Interfaccio urbano-rurale
  • LUCC modeling
  • Landscape change
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Paesaggio
  • Regione Veneto
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Rural-urban interface
  • Sostenibilità
  • Sprawl
  • Sustainability
  • Veneto Region (Italy)
  • Viticoltura
  • Viticulture

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