|Category||Sustainable Development Terms|
|Last Edit By||FIDIC|
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|Last Edit Date||2018-07-02|
Urban Encroachment means :
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;