This indicator requires defining the two components of population growth and land consumption rate.
According to the metadata document, in estimating the land consumption rate, one needs to define what constitutes “consumption” of land since this may cover aspects of “consumed” or “preserved” or available for “development.” Secondly, there is not one unequivocal measure of whether land that is being developed is truly “newly-developed” land, or if it is partially “redeveloped.” As a result, the percentage of current total urban land that was newly developed (consumed) will be used as a measure of the land consumption rate. Fully developed areas are sometimes referred to as built up areas.
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