Technological driving forces of LUCC: conceptualization, quantification, and the example of urban power distribution networks

Franziska Hasselmann, Elmar Csaplovics, Isobel Falconer, Matthias Bürgi, Anna Hersperger

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    Abstract

    Consideration of technology is important for understanding the driving forces of human induced land-use and land-cover changes (LUCC). However, technological driving forces (TechDF) are seldom considered in quantitative analyses of LUCC because technology is difficult to quantify. In this paper we suggest addressing this difficulty by deducing quantification rationales from conceptualizations. We use the example of a comparative study of urban medium-voltage networks (MV networks) and urban land-use distribution to illustrate our approach.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)628-637
    Number of pages10
    JournalLand Use Policy
    Volume27
    Issue number2
    Early online date21 Sep 2009
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010

    Keywords

    • land-use
    • urban infrastructure
    • electricity
    • network topology
    • urban and regional planning
    • environmental Design

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