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Measuring urban growth in New Jersey: a report on recent land development patterns utilizing the 1986 - 1995 NJ DEP land use/land cover dataset

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Land use
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Landscape
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Urban growth
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Development
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UNITED STATES
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New Jersey
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1 online resource (45 pages) : figures, maps
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2001
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English
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reports
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This report is an excerpt of research on measuring urban sprawl in New Jersey being conducted at Rutgers University. The primary data source employed in this analysis is the New Jersey DEP land use/land cover digital database, which contains detailed land use change information for the period of 1986 to 1995. This data set provides a unique window into the landscape changes that have been occurring in the Garden State at the end of the 20th century.

The changes revealed in the data set are remarkable. Every year New Jersey adds approximately 16,600 acres of new development while losing more than 9,600 acres of farmland, 4,200 acres of forest, and 2,600 acres of wetlands. Impervious surface is being created at the rate of 4,200 acres per year. The net new land developed during the nine year 1986 to 1995 period of this analysis was 135,764 acres, an area equal to the total land area of Union and Essex counties combined. Put on a more comprehensible scale, the daily urban growth rate in New Jersey was equivalent to adding 41 football fields worth of new urban land every day while losing 20 football fields of farmland, 9 football fields of forest and 6 football fields of wetlands. Impervious surface was created at the rate or 9 football fields of coverage per day. If development continues at this rate and if New Jersey successfully preserves a million acres of open space, the remaining available land would be developed in about 40 years. This development rate is likely to make New Jersey the first state in the nation to reach build-out. The following report is intended as a step in developing knowledge about New Jersey’s changing landscape. It is our hope that a better understanding of these land development patterns will contribute to wiser land management policies and practices in New Jersey in the coming years.
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Measuring urban growth in New Jersey: a report on recent land development patterns utilizing the 1986 - 1995 NJ DEP land use/land cover dataset
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Hasse
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John E.
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Rowan University
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Lathrop
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Richard G.
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Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, Rutgers University
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Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing & Spatial Analysis
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Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources
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School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS)
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Lathrop, Richard G.
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doi:10.7282/T3DV1GZ5
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