Arid Lands Newsletter--link to home page No. 47, May 2000
Desert Architecture for a New Millenium

Pearlmutter: Two expressions of urban "compactness"

urban compactness diagram
Two expressions of urban "compactness" and their environmental implications: population density vs. gasoline consumption (Herzog, 1996) and H/W ratio vs. urban heat island intensity (Oke, 1987).

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