Indicators and trends for EU urban areas
Data and methods in the LUISA platform in support to EU Urban and Regional Policy - Study
This report covers two elements of work that are part of a wider framework aiming to support the evaluation and sustainability assessment of territorial cohesion and urban development in Europe. The first element concerns the creation of an urban historical time series, using two European-wide geo-databases (MOLAND and Urban Atlas). The second element is a new methodological approach to calculate and quantify urban sprawl based upon the definition of the Weighted Urban Proliferation Index (WUP). The two elements contribute to the further development of the structured database and... methodological framework of Land Use-based Sustainability Assessment (LUISA) platform, which is developed by the JRC to contribute to the territorial Impact Assessment of EU policies in an integrated manner with coherent and consistent assumptions. The work on MOLAND, Urban Atlas and WUP that are presented in this report contribute to the preparation of the EC/UN-Habitat report “The State of European Cities 2016”.
- Corporate author(s): Institute for Environment and Sustainability (Joint Research Centre)
- Personal author(s): Jacobs, Christiaan; Herrera, Mario Marin; Batista e Silva, Filipe; Lavalle, Carlo; Aurambout, Jean-Philippe; Ribeiro Barranco, Ricardo Themes: Social questions — Town planning and housing, Population and social conditions
- Subject: geographical distribution of the population, regional police, urban area, urbanisation