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ISSN 2029-7092 online
ISBN 978-609-457-690-4 CD
ISBN 978-609-457-640-9
 Sustainable Urban Development

Alina Źróbek-Różańska, Sabina Źróbek, Ryszard Źróbek

Urban Sprawl and the Problems of Changes of Land Use on the Fringe Areas of Towns

Conference Information: 9th International Conference on Environmental Engineering, MAY 22-24, 2014 Vilnius, LITHUANIA
Source: ICEE-2014 - International Conference on Environmental Engineering
Book Series: International Conference on Environmental Engineering (ICEE) Selected papers
ISSN: ISSN 2029-7092 online
ISBN: 978-609-457-640-9 / 978-609-457-690-4 CD
Year: 2014
Publisher: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Press Technika

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Authors paid special attention to thetransformation of the use of land located in the areas characterized by urbanization pressure. They made an effort to confirm the thesis: there is a need for special procedures tomanage areas located in transition zone – landscape interface between town and country. These procedures should include set of planned activities concerning agricultural land. This issue was considered from two points of view: 1. Static view – authors analyzed the influence of town’s development on areas located in the distance of its direct impact. 2. Dynamic view – authors presented procedure of making decision process concerning spatial development of this area. As the variety of units managing this space and in space is realizing various economic and social purposes, there is a need for such procedures. Otherwise, diversity of aims causes increasing chaos in spatial development of particular areas. Conflicts arise especially over arable lands located within and out the borders of towns. Detailed researches concerned the outskirts of Olsztyn – town located in north- eastern part of Poland. Authors suggested 3 groups of activities in areas with agricultural functions: group I – adjusting areas to the new quality of neighborhood, group II – improving defective structures in land located directly next to urban areas, andgroup III – forced or protective activities. To solve or decrease such conflicts, open and dynamic plan of spatial development, strictly connected with rural property management activities, should be introduced. Authors presentedalgorithms of rational rural real estatemanagement. According to authors, planning land use should be more strictly connected with assessing property value. Moreover, rural real estate management tasks should be incorporated into planning procedure. Researches lead to conclusion, that effective spatial planning requires wide economic and social knowledge concerning both towns and the smallest administration units – communes located in the neighborhood.

Keywords:urban outskirts; rural property management.

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