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Spatial Modeling and Assessment of Urban Form

Analysis of Urban Growth: From Sprawl to Compact Using Geospatial Data

  • Biswajeet¬†Pradhan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Saleh Abdullahi, Biswajeet Pradhan, Abubakr A. A. Al-sharif
      Pages 3-15
    3. Saleh Abdullahi, Biswajeet Pradhan
      Pages 17-34
    4. Saleh Abdullahi, Biswajeet Pradhan, Abubakr A. A. Al-sharif
      Pages 35-58
  3. Practice/Implementation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Abubakr A. A. Al-sharif, Biswajeet Pradhan, Saleh Abdullahi
      Pages 61-92
    3. Saleh Abdullahi, Biswajeet Pradhan
      Pages 93-137
    4. Saleh Abdullahi, Biswajeet Pradhan, Hossein Mojaddadi
      Pages 139-153
    5. Saleh Abdullahi, Biswajeet Pradhan
      Pages 155-170
    6. Abubakr A. A. Al-sharif, Biswajeet Pradhan, Saleh Abdullahi
      Pages 171-185
    7. Abubakr A. A. Al-sharif, Biswajeet Pradhan, Saleh Abdullahi
      Pages 187-224
    8. Saleh Abdullahi, Biswajeet Pradhan
      Pages 225-265
    9. Saleh Abdullahi, Biswajeet Pradhan
      Pages 267-280
    10. Amer D. Salman Aal-shamkhi, Hossein Mojaddadi, Biswajeet Pradhan, Saleh Abdullahi
      Pages 281-296
    11. Saleh Abdullahi, Biswajeet Pradhan
      Pages 297-311

About this book

Introduction

This book discusses the application of Geospatial data, Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) technologies in analysis and modeling of urban growth process, and its pattern, with special focus on sprawl and compact form of urban development. The book explains these two kinds of urban forms (sprawl and compact urban development) in detail regarding their advantages, disadvantages, indicators, assessment, modeling, implementation and their relationship with urban sustainability. It confirms that the proposed modeling approaches, geospatial data and GIS are very practical for identifying urban growth, land use change patterns and their general trends in future. The analyses and modeling approaches presented in this book can be employed to guide the identification and measurements of the changes and growth likely to happen in urban areas. In addition, this book can be helpful for town planning and development in order to design urban areas in a compact form and eventually sustainable manner.

Keywords

Urban sprawl development Compact urban development Land use change modeling Geographic information system Cellular automata

Editors and affiliations

  • Biswajeet¬†Pradhan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity Putra Malaysia (UPM)SerdangMalaysia

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