APPLYING URBAN COMPACTNESS METRICS ON PAN-EUROPEAN DATASETS
- University or Thessaly, Department of Planning and Regional Development, Pedion Areos, 38334, Volos, Hellenic Republic
- University of Aegean, Department of Geography, University Hill, 81100, Mytilene, Hellenic Republic
Keywords: Compact city, spatial metrics, Urban Atlas, Urban Audit
Abstract. Urban compactness is measured for a number of medium sized European cities based on metrics available in the literature. The information used is a combination of Urban Atlas and Urban Audit data sets. The former is a source of spatial data whereas the latter of population data. These datasets that have been made recently available providing for the first time the opportunity to perform comparative analysis of urban compactness across European countries. The results provide an interesting insight of variation amongst cities in different countries. The analysis is limited however due to the quality and generalization of the datasets.