HIGHWAYS, CHANGING LAND USE, AND IMPACTS ON RURAL LIFE

Current interest in problems of land use has stimulated the compilation of large amounts of land-use data. The impact of factors and facilities determining land-use patterns must be quantified if these data are to be made useful in decision making. This report focuses upon measurement of the impact of highways. It briefly describes methods used in estimating the extent and distribution of various types of land use in an approximately 2,150 square mile area of New York's Appalachian Upland. Regularities in the spatial distribution of three of these types of land use are discussed, as are some of the associated impacts on rural life. /GMRL/

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    University of Kentucky, Lexington

    College of Business and Economics
    Lexington, KY  United States  40506
  • Authors:
    • Gessaman, P H
    • Sisler, D G
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 3-8
  • Serial:
    • Growth and Change
    • Volume: 7
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Blackwell Scientific Publications Limited
    • ISSN: 0017-4815

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153262
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM