List of Figures
Ribbon-building in the Flemish countryside
A typical form of urban fringe land use: retail and storage facilities in the countryside between Leuven and Brussels, Belgium.
Urban sprawl (pink) creating a semi-urban area around Mechelen, Flanders region, Belgium.
Urban sprawl is accompanied by an increase in impervious surfaces with well-known environmental impacts.
Panorama of a semi-urban landscape seen from the hills of Sintra, north of Lisbon, Portugal.