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.
- urban infrastructure
- network topology
- urban and regional planning
- environmental Design
Hasselmann, F., Csaplovics, E., Falconer, I., Bürgi, M., & Hersperger, A. (2010). Technological driving forces of LUCC: conceptualization, quantification, and the example of urban power distribution networks. Land Use Policy, 27(2), 628-637. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2009.08.016