An integrated environmental impact analysis of urban land use change: A study in Yungkang, Taiwan

H. F. Kuo, K. W. Tsou

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Abstract

The change of urban land-use has had an environmental impact. Although there had already been many case studies discussing the impact to the natural environment for urban land-use in the past, most research failed to explain spatial analysis more deeply and to master the spatial characteristic of the environmental impact. In this paper, we developed a systematic approach for the environmental impact analysis in urban areas that integrates spatial statistical analysis and GIS technology. In terms of the impact, we describe four important environmental performance indicators to evaluate the impact of urban land use change more thoroughly on heat island effects, run-off and habitat diversity which have been used from recent studies, and then evaluated and compared the characteristics of environmental impact and spatial pattern of urban land use change. This study provides a procedure of analysis for environmental impact and future spatial planning. The results also indicated that the environmental impact of land use change was gradually reducing when considering the concept of sustainable development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Development and Planning III
PublisherWITPress
Pages437-446
Number of pages10
Volume102
ISBN (Print)1845641035, 9781845641030
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event3rd International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning, Sustainable Development III, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 2007, SDP07 - Algarve, Portugal
Duration: 2007 Apr 252007 Apr 27

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning, Sustainable Development III, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 2007, SDP07
CountryPortugal
CityAlgarve
Period07-04-2507-04-27

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)

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