Absorption of rural communities

Other Names:
Urban encroachment of the countryside
Village colonization

Typical small villages are being engulfed by new suburban development or ribbon development stretching out along country roads or haphazard scattered development in the countryside. Villages are in a danger to become commuter or retirement dormitories accessible only to those on higher incomes.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST