Density: Of population - and between the ears PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 23 December 2010 13:06
Certain loyal and disloyal opponents expend significant time and effort comparing gross population densities of various urban areas - without reference to land areas, the factors which determine administrative boundaries, and so forth.

Some countries and sub-national jurisdictions facilitate the growth of cities through annexation of adjacent others. Others restrict or prevent this, in some cases on a "city-specific" basis. One very good example, described previously, is Paris.

The share of land within municipal boundaries that is not "built up" varies greatly among cities. This is true even with reference to cities located within the same country. An interesting "compare and contrast" exercise includes the cities of Ōsaka and Sapporo, Japan.

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