Urban Encroachment

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Urban Encroachment
Category Sustainable Development Terms
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Last Edit Date 2018-07-02

Urban Encroachment means :

SDABC2015.png The ABC for Sustainable Cities - A glossary for policy makers. 1st edition (2015)

Urban encroachment is the result of urban sprawl whereby planned or unplanned development of the built environment invades previously undeveloped (and frequently productive) land. This includes agricultural land, as well as natural habitat that performs ecosystem services, particularly the regulating and supportive services that underlie urban infrastructure.

Based on EU; 2011, Let’s speak sustainable construction Multilingual Glossary, http://www.eesc.europa.eu/resources/docs/eesc-2011-01-en-fr-de-es.pdf;