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.
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
20.03.1997 – 00:00 CET