The fundamental debate about urban growth—no growth, slow growth, go growth—will never be resolved, but there is general agreement that it will occur and that it needs some type of management. This book asserts that measuring the type, location, amount, and rate of urban growth can lead to a better understanding of urban growth processes and growth management policy. The authors offer insight into landmarket monitoring, an important and emerging subfield of urban growth management.
Gerrit-Jan Knaap is a professor of urban studies and planning and associate dean for research and creative practice at the University of Maryland’s School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. He is also executive director of the University of Maryland's National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education.