List of Figures

View Image Figure 1:
Ribbon-building in the Flemish countryside
View Image Figure 2:
A typical form of urban fringe land use: retail and storage facilities in the countryside between Leuven and Brussels, Belgium.
View Image Figure 3:
Urban sprawl (pink) creating a semi-urban area around Mechelen, Flanders region, Belgium.
View Image Figure 4:
Urban sprawl is accompanied by an increase in impervious surfaces with well-known environmental impacts.
View Image Figure 5:
Panorama of a semi-urban landscape seen from the hills of Sintra, north of Lisbon, Portugal.