Atlas of Urban Expansion

Milan
Italy
Region: Europe and Japan
2013 Population
6,402,051
2013 Urban Extent
277,177
hectares
2013 Density
23
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Milan in 2013 was 6,402,051, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.5% since 2003. The population of Milan in 2003 was 4,971,193, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.3% since 1988, when its population was 3,506,838.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Milan in 2013 was 277,177 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.4% since 2003. The urban extent in 2003 was 179,001 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.7% since 2003, when its urban extent was 88,417 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Milan in 2013 was 36 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3% since 2003. The built-up area density in 2003 was 48 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -2.3% since 1988 when the built-up area density was 68.61 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Milan in 2013 was 23 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.8% since 2003. The urban extent density in 2003 was 28 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -2.4% since 1988 when the urban extent density was 40 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 75,751 hectares of built-up area was added to the Milan urban extent between 2003 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 42% was Infill, 24% was Extension, 1% was Leapfrog, and 34% was Inclusion. A total of 51,502 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1988 and 2003. Of that added built-up area, 22% was Infill, 23% was Extension, 1% was Leapfrog, and 54% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Milan 1990-2014 expansion area was 8 meters, compared to 10.14 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Milan occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 23%, compared to 21% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Milan's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.47 km/km2, compared to 1.52 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Milan's 1990-2014 expansion area was 92%, compared to 94% in the pre-1990 area.

1988-2003  2003-2013
1988-2003  2003-2013
1988-2003  2003-2013

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Milan's 1990-2014 expansion area was 5.74 hectares, compared to 3.51 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1988-2003  2003-2013