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Sustainable Population Growth of Urban Settlements: Preconditions and Criteria

  • Boris A. Portnov
  • David Pearlmutter

Abstract

In the previous chapter, two criteria of urban development — the rate of private construction and the migration balance/natural growth index (the MB/NG index) — were used to gauge the performance of desert localities in comparison with urban settlements located elsewhere.In the present chapter, we shall discuss in detail the derivation of the index (MB/NG) and a manner in which it may serve as a general indicator of sustainable population growth. The performance and determinants of this indicator will also be analyzed using a broader settlement sample.

Keywords

Population Growth Housing Price Natural Growth Urban Locality Urban Settlement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Boris A. Portnov
    • 1
  • David Pearlmutter
    • 1
  1. 1.J. Blaustein Institute for Desert ResearchBen-Gurion University of the NegevSede-Boker CampusIsrael

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