Urbanization and Environmental Quality

  • Isao Orishimo

Part of the Studies in Applied Regional Science book series (SARS, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Isao Orishimo
    Pages 18-30
  3. Isao Orishimo
    Pages 78-102
  4. Isao Orishimo
    Pages 103-124
  5. Isao Orishimo
    Pages 125-139
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 141-180

About this book


The purpose of this monograph is to clarify the effect of environmental change on the process of urbanization. The research attempts to uncover the similarities as well as the differences across countries of the charac­ teristics of environmental effects on cities and metropolitan areas during the process of industrial development. Over the past several decades, a notable behavioral shift has been observed in many developed countries. People appear to be switching from an almost exclusive concern for material (commodity) consumption to a broader set of concerns that includes interest in so-called environ­ mental problems and in improving the quality of life (USEPA 1973). These new areas of concern include, of course, the problems of pollution, congestion, and, in general, environmental degradation in urban areas. People seem to be becoming increasingly conscious of the physical as well as the social environment. Richard L. Morrill described the situation in the United States as follows: Evidently many are still moving [their residences] for amenity values, into regions they like, irrespective of job opportunities. While movement to the traditional amenity areas of Florida and Arizona continues, there has been a dramatic shift away from California, or from metropolitan areas generally, to xv xvi INTRODUCTION the Pacific Northwest, the Rocky Mountains, upper New England, and even to the Ozarks, Appalachia, and Upper Michigan. [Quoted in Berry and Gillard 1977, p.



Authors and affiliations

  • Isao Orishimo
    • 1
  1. 1.Toyohashi University of TechnologyJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-7394-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-7392-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-6029
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