Special Issue "Urbanization and Demographic Change: A New Step Ahead in Understanding of World Regional Complexity"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019) | Viewed by 57108
Interests: climate change; desertification; land-use; sustainable agriculture; urban sprawl; urban and rural geography
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While urbanization has been closely associated to economic development and demographic change, heterogeneous patterns and processes of metropolitan growth and change reflect the uneven distribution of urbanization across the globe. Differences in patterns of urban growth and change across the globe—often masked by statistics indicating a net increase in urban population—reflect regional divides in socio-demographic, economic and environmental variables. To better understand the impacts of these regional differences, urban studies should better link demographic and economic patterns to global urbanization and regional/local processes of urban change. Going from global to local, multi-scale analysis of urban change gives more opportunities to ascertain the combined effect of increased birth rate and migration on urban growth, evidencing the role of social transformations that lead to a revitalization of central cities. Reconnecting impacts of regional-scale demographic change with local-scale population dynamics definitely contributes to an enriched knowledge of urban histories, outlining how an urban geography of differences is key to understand future demographic trends across the world. This Sustainability Special Issue, entitled "Urbanization and Demographic Change: A New Step Ahead in Understanding of World Regional Complexity" offers a multi-disciplinary arena to discuss on these deserving issues, stimulating literature reviews, position papers and commentaries, new theoretical frameworks and empirical approaches, comparative works and case studies.
Dr. Luca Salvati
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- population dynamics
- urban economics
- multi-scale policy analysis