Settlement percolation: A study of building connectivity and poles of inaccessibility

•Spatial clustering is applied to coordinates of the building stock in Germany.

•We determine the percolation distance at which a country spanning cluster emerges.

•The top five largest holes in that mesh are or were military training areas.

•The building density decreases with the clustering threshold following a power-law with an exponent close to 0.75.

•The overbuilding is a phenomenon that is beyond the dichotomy of sprawled and compact urban development.

 

Settlement percolation: A study of building connectivity and poles of inaccessibility

Martin Behnisch, Martin Schorcht, Steffen Kriewald, DiegoRybski

Landscape and Urban Planning
Volume 191, November 2019, 103631

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