Problem

Absorption of rural communities

Other Names:
Urban encroachment of the countryside
Village colonization
Nature:
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.
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
20.03.1997 – 00:00 CET