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Bibliometric analysis on quantifying urban sprawl in assessing a comprehensive meaning of sprawl: A review

Rosni, Nur Aulia and Mohd Noor, Norzailawati and Abdullah, Alias (2017) Bibliometric analysis on quantifying urban sprawl in assessing a comprehensive meaning of sprawl: A review. Planning Malaysia, 15 (1). pp. 305-318. ISSN 1675-6215

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Abstract

After more than half century has passed, urban sprawl remains as one of the most important and unresolved matters in the urban development process. This paper adopts "Bibliometrics Analysis" technique, which is a statistical analysis of scientific publications to review the studies on urban sprawl from the year 1996 till 2015 in order to identify the fundamental issues and problem of urban sprawl. This method allows the researcher to review the literature of topic of interest critically, not only based on national and international networks but includes the multi-disciplinary fields of science and technology relating to urban planning. The publications on urban sprawl were retrieved from the two largest scientific databases namely Scopus and ScienceDirect. The sampling of publications was based on the "Most Cited Articles" indicator. The findings on urban sprawl issues and problems are presented in four categories, which are the lack of consensus in defining urban sprawl, unavailability of method to quantify urban sprawl, access to data and tools, and varying urban sprawl patterns based on area. The findings of this study provide the gap for future research on urban sprawl.

Item Type: Article (Review)
Additional Information: 6608/59251
Uncontrolled Keywords: Urban sprawl, sprawl issues and problem, urban sprawl planning, bibliometric analysis.
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Dr Norzailawati Mohd Noor
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2017 10:13
Last Modified: 05 May 2018 13:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/59251

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