Intensity of urban sprawl 2000–2006 in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (above) and Ireland (below)
The areas surrounding the main road transport links were analysed for increase in urban land cover. The intensity of urban sprawl is the percentage of the total area changed that is transformed to points and estimated as density within a search radius of 10 km. The map also shows the main road axes and urban areas
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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