DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE AND THE EXPANSION OF URBAN AREAS IN MARYLAND, 1970 TO 2000

Publication (Report)

Maryland has witnessed tremendous changes in population, economy and landscape in recent decades. We outlined these changes in Chapters Two through Five. In this study, we also measured the extent of changes in developed land, agricultural/open land and forested land in two counties in Maryland over three time periods. We subsequently implemented a statistical model to identify the conditions that influence a parcel’s change from agriculture to urban use. Here we summarize the results and implications of the findings from this study.

 

January, 2007

Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education (CUERE)

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

1000 Hilltop Circle Baltimore, MD 21250

Tel: (410) 455-1763

www.umbc.edu/cuere

 

Research for this project was supported by a grant from The Maryland Center for Agroecology with funds from USDA-CSREES

TitleDEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE AND THE EXPANSION OF URBAN AREAS IN MARYLAND, 1970 TO 2000
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsHowland, Marie, Bernadette Hanlon, and Mike McGuire
Date Published01/2007
Abstract

Maryland has witnessed tremendous changes in population, economy and landscape in recent decades. We outlined these changes in Chapters Two through Five. In this study, we also measured the extent of changes in developed land, agricultural/open land and forested land in two counties in Maryland over three time periods. We subsequently implemented a statistical model to identify the conditions that influence a parcel’s change from agriculture to urban use. Here we summarize the results and implications of the findings from this study.

 

January, 2007

Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education (CUERE)

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

1000 Hilltop Circle Baltimore, MD 21250

Tel: (410) 455-1763

www.umbc.edu/cuere

 

Research for this project was supported by a grant from The Maryland Center for Agroecology with funds from USDA-CSREES

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