Land use - Drivers and pressures (Belgium)
Since the post-WW2 period, urbanisation has been fuelled by economic and demographic growth. The role of these economic and social drivers is described hereunder in three sections. Section 2.1 shows the evolution of the various built-up area components. Section 2.2 describes and explains the tremendous increase in the residential area and the role of social drivers. Section 2.3 describes the extension of road infrastructure that is responsible for the land artificialisation and fragmentation (2.2).
For references, please go to http://www.eea.europa.eu/soer/countries/be/land-use-drivers-and-pressures-belgium or scan the QR code.
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