Spatial Diversity and Dynamics in Resources and Urban Development

Volume II: Urban Development

  • Ashok K. Dutt
  • Allen G. Noble
  • Frank J. Costa
  • Rajiv R. Thakur
  • Sudhir K. Thakur

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rajiv R. Thakur, Ashok K. Dutt, Allen G. Noble, Frank J. Costa, Sudhir K. Thakur
      Pages 3-10
    3. Sudhir K. Thakur, Ashok K. Dutt, Allen G. Noble, Frank J. Costa, Rajiv R. Thakur, Hari S. Sharma
      Pages 11-36
  3. Theoretical Basis

  4. Quantitative Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Ashok K. Dutt, Frank J. Costa, Christian Tettey
      Pages 119-133
    3. Stanley Brunn, Lomme Devriendt, Andrew Boulton, Ben Derudder, Frank Witlox
      Pages 135-155
    4. Milton E. Harvey, Kevin A. Butler, Norah F. Henry, John W. Frazier
      Pages 157-192
  5. Economic Impact

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Meera Chatterjee, Allen G. Noble
      Pages 229-243
    3. Monalisa Chatterjee
      Pages 245-258
  6. Infrastructure Development

  7. Housing

  8. Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 401-401
  9. Cities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 475-475
    2. P. R. Sharma, Akhilendra N. Tiwary, G. N. Singh
      Pages 477-498
    3. Ann Marie F. Murnaghan, Ranu Basu
      Pages 517-525
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 527-539

About this book


This double-volume work focuses on socio-demographics and the use of such data to support strategic resource management and planning initiatives. Papers go beyond explanations of methods, technique and traditional applications to explore new intersections in the dynamic relationship between the utilization and management of resources, and urban development.

International authors explore numerous experiences, characteristics of development and decision-making influences from across Asia and Southeast Asia, as well as recounting examples from America and Africa. Papers propound techniques and methods used in geographical research such as support vector machines, socio-economic correlates and travel behaviour analysis.

In this volume the contributors examine cutting-edge theories explaining diversity and dynamics in urban development. Topics covered include human vulnerability to hazards, space and urban problematic, assessment and evaluation of regional urban systems and structures and urban transformations as a result of structural change, economic development and underdevelopment.  The significance of these topics lie in the pace and volume of change as is happening in geography reflecting continued development within established fields of inquiry and the introduction of significantly new approaches during the last decade.

Readers are invited to consider the dynamics of spatial expansion of urban areas and economic development, and to explore conceptual d

iscussion of the innovations in and challenges on urbanization processes, urban spaces themselves and both resource management and environmental management.

Together, the two volumes contribute to the interdisciplinary literature on regional resources and urban development by collating recent research with geography at its core. Scholars of urban geography, human geography, urbanism and sustainable development will be particularly interested in this book.


City Growth Environmental Management Groundwater Usage Industrial Ecology Land Use Pollution Ressource Management Urban Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Ashok K. Dutt
    • 1
  • Allen G. Noble
    • 2
  • Frank J. Costa
    • 3
  • Rajiv R. Thakur
    • 4
  • Sudhir K. Thakur
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Geography and PlanningUniversity of AkronAkronUSA
  2. 2.Department of Geography and PlanningUniversity of AkronAkronUSA
  3. 3.Department of Geography and PlanningUniversity of AkronAkronUSA
  4. 4.Department of GeosciencesMissouri State UniversityWest PlainsUSA
  5. 5.College of Business AdministrationCalifornia State UniversitySacramentoUSA

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