Golf courses and land use patterns in the south-east of Spain

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Title: Golf courses and land use patterns in the south-east of Spain
Authors: Ortuño Padilla, Armando | Hernández Hernández, María | Civera, Sergio
Research Group/s: Economía de la Vivienda y Sector Inmobiliario (ECOVISI) | Urbanística y Ordenación del Territorio en el Espacio Litoral | Agua y Territorio | Paisajes y Recursos Naturales en España
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Edificación y Urbanismo | Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Análisis Geográfico Regional y Geografía Física
Keywords: Golf | Real estate | Land | Competition
Knowledge Area: Urbanística y Ordenación del Territorio | Análisis Geográfico Regional
Issue Date: Feb-2016
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Land Use Policy. 2016, 51: 206-214. doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.11.006
Abstract: A large number of golf course projects were planned in the southeast of Spain from the late 1990s to 2010. Many of these projects, which multiplied the existing sports offer, were accompanied by residential developments composed of thousands of dwelling units, unlike the existing golf courses which were surrounded by open natural spaces. The aim of this article is to analyse the factors that have led to the spectacular expansion of golf course-residential developments in the southeast of Spain. The results show that these developments were motivated by the desire to make huge short term profits. The developments were, in turn, favored by the expansion of low-cost airlines, which has facilitated mobility for people who were from central and northern Europe and were interested in buying real estate properties in these regions, and by the decrease in profitability of the horticultural crops that were dominant in the region, which has facilitated the sale of the agricultural land.
ISSN: 0264-8377 (Print) | 1873-5754 (Online)
DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.11.006
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.
Peer Review: si
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