Towards Sustainable Development and Smart Growth
This chapter provides basic concepts on sustainable development and smart growth. Detailed discussion on these issues is not within the scope of this book since it is mainly focused on the analysis of urban growth pattern and process. However, a basic understanding on sustainable development and smart growth will help to analyse the urban growth in terms of its acceptability of growth pattern/process or planning for the future. This chapter also documents several studies that are aimed to restrict the freedom of urban growth towards achieving the goals of smart and sustainable urban growth.