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Land take intensity within NUTS3 regions

GIS Map Application Published 15 Aug 2019 Last modified 08 Jan 2021
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The intensity of land take is calculated as land take in the given period as a percentage of the area of artificial surfaces in 2000. For easier comparability, land take is summarised within NUTS3 regions.

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The land take indicator addresses the change in the area of agricultural, forest and other semi-natural land taken for urban and other artificial land development. Land take includes areas sealed by construction and urban infrastructure, as well as urban green areas, and sport and leisure facilities.

The main drivers of land take are grouped in processes resulting in the extension of: 

  • housing, services and recreation;
  • industrial and commercial sites; 
  • transport networks and infrastructures;
  • mines, quarries and waste dumpsites; 
  • construction sites.

The data are derived from the Corine Land Cover accounting layers.


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