Suburbanization Versus Peripheral Sustainability of Rural-Urban Areas Fringes


Miroslawa Czerny (Editor)
Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland

Guadalupe Hoyos Castillo (Editor)
Faculty of Urban and Regional Planning, University State of Mexico, Toluca, Mexico

Series: Urban Development and Infrastructure
BISAC: SOC026000

The suburbanization process is an inherent, integral feature of urbanization and the growth of cities around the world. Since an increasing amount of people are seeking to live in cities, the latter must grow spatially, encroaching more and more markedly upon surrounding areas. The research on the degree to which development in rural areas is sustainable, as well as on the directions that development is taking is making the multi-aspect nature of the process clear, as was noted in the course of discussions on the obtained results taking place at different stages in the international fora. Many questions arising were concerned with specific conditioning and requirements inherent in bringing sustainable development into effect in areas as diversified as the rural and agricultural areas present around the world.

The monograph presented here has suburbanization processes as its lead topic. In fact, a great number of studies have already been devoted to this, as well as to the closely related issue of urban sprawl. Indeed, in every country in which urban agglomerations are taking shape and metropolitanisation is occurring, there are also manifestations of suburbanization, and inevitably also research into that phenomenon.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Suburbanization in the Light of Sustainable Spatial Development Principles (pp. 1-38)
Tomasz Zaborowski (Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland)

Chapter 2 – The City and Its Representation: Bond of an Identity between the Individual and the Collective (pp. 39-52)
María Beatriz Torres Contreras and José Juan Méndez Ramírez (la Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México and others)

Chapter 3 – The Expansion of the Metropolitan Area of Toluca and Environmental Problems (pp. 53-70)
Verónica Miranda Rosales and Eduardo Campos Medina (Investigadora de la Facultad de Planeación, Urbana y Regional de la UAEMex, Mexico)

Chapter 4 – Changes of Settlement in Lublin and Its Suburban Regions in the Last 40 Years (pp. 71-88)
Wioletta Kałamucka,, Krzysztof Kałamucki, Anna Łoboda and Marta Filipek (Faculty of Earth Sciences and Spatial Management, Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland and others)

Chapter 5- The Paris Suburbs: Blessed or Cursed? (pp. 89-102)
Anna Grzegorczyk (Department of Geography and Regional Studies University of Warsaw, Poland)

Chapter 6 – The Suburbanization Process in Bogotá D.C. and Municipalities of the Savanna of Bogotá 1998-2010 (pp. 103-122)
William Alfonso Piña and Clara Inés Pardo Martínez (Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia)

Chapter 7 – Suburbanization in the Krakow Metropolitan Region (KMR) in the Years 1995-2010 (pp. 123-146)
Mirosław Wójtowicz,, Sławomir Kurek and Jadwiga Gałka (Pedagogical University of Cracow, and Jagiellonian University, Poland and others)

Chapter 8 – High Status Periphery in Mexico City West Side: How is the Social Relationship among Their People and Territory? (pp. 147-160)
Jorge Tapia Quevedo, María Estela Orozco Hernández and Sofía Espinoza Martínez (Faculty of Urban and Regional Planning, Autonomous University of the State of México)

Chapter 9 – Suburbanization or Chaotic Encroachment upon Agricultural Land within Poland‘s Small and Medium-Sized Towns, As Exemplified by Puławy (pp. 161-192)
Andrzej Czerny and Mirosława Czerny (University of Maria Curie-Skłodowska, and University of Warsaw, Poland)

Chapter 10 – The Transformation of ―Gated Communities‖: A Case Study of the ―Kabaty‖ Neighbourhood of Warsaw (pp. 193-210)
Barbara Jaczewska (Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland)

Chapter 11 – The Demographic Structure of the Metropolitan Zone of the Mexico Valley: 2000-2010 (pp. 211-228)
Marta Vera-Bolaños, Rodrigo Pimienta-Lastra,, Michael Shea and Elena M. Gutiérrez-Cárdenas (Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Col del Valle, Benito Juárez, DF. México, Mexico and others)

Editors’ Contact Information


Publish with Nova Science Publishers

We publish over 800 titles annually by leading researchers from around the world. Submit a Book Proposal Now!