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Impact of Urban Creep and Expansion

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25 May 2022
17:30 - 19:30 BST (GMT+1)
Northumbria University
Ellison A 102a, Ellison Building
Ellison Place
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST
United Kingdom

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We present a study aimed at conducting an analysis of urban creep and expansion in the Ouseburn catchment in Newcastle upon Tyne, characterized by rural, suburban and urban areas, over a period of seven decades. Various geographic and socio-demographic data for the catchment and hydrologic modelling are used.

The rate of increase of impervious surfaces is found not to be constant in time; the significant impact of this variation on the catchment's hydrologic response (increase of river peak flows and volumes) is quantified.

The conclusions obtained are likely representative of many large towns and cities across the United Kingdom and the methodology presented can be replicated in other study areas.

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Joanne Topping