Characterizing landscape patterns in urban-rural interfaces
Paola Ortiz-Báez, Pablo Francisco Cabrera Barona y Jan Bogaert (publicado en 2022-12-07 por sandra rochina )
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Ortiz-Báez, Paola, Pablo Francisco Cabrera Barona y Jan Bogaert. 2021. Characterizing landscape patterns in urban-rural interfaces. Journal of Urban Management, (10)1: 46-56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jum.2021.01.001
Due to new urbanization patterns, where cities’ edges are becoming increasingly difficult to delimit, a better understanding of urban-rural gradients has become a key issue for urban planning. These interstitial territories are characterized for being highly heterogeneous, with hybrid and complex dynamics and -due to their landscape ambiguity and rapid transformation-frequently lack of clear regulations. Through calculation and analysis of landscape metrics in high resolution satellite images, this study proposes a novel and accurate method to identify urbanization patterns. It was applied to the urban-rural gradient of the Metropolitan District of Quito (MDQ), an Andean city.