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A Century of Land-Use Change in Metropolitan Phoenix

Abstract The Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area has sustained one of the United States' fastest growth rates for nearly a century. Supported by a mild climate and cheap, available land, the magnitude of regional land development contrasts with heady concerns over energy use, environmental sensitivity, and land fragmentation. This dissertation uses four empirical research studies to investigate the historic, geographic microfoundations of the region's oft-maligned urban morphology and the drivers of land development behind it. First, urban land use patterns are linked to historical development processes by adapting a variety of spatial measures commonly used in land cover studies. The timing of development - particularly the global financ... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Kane, Kevin (Author) / O hUallachain, Breandan (Advisor) / York, Abigail M (Committee member) / Golub, Aaron (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geography / Urban planning / Public policy
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 180 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Geography 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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