Urban Growth Patterns in India: Spatial Analysis for Sustainable Development

1st Edition

Bharath H Aithal, T.V. Ramachandra

CRC Press
April 7, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 208 Pages - 32 Color & 37 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367225216 - CAT# K421671

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This book uses spatio-temporal analysis methods to understand urbanization in Indian cities and explain the concept and impact of global greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). It creates a GHG footprint for Indian cities and engages in a discussion about the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Smart Cities initiatives within an Indian context. Highlighting some of the best practices and tools being used for modelling urban growth through case studies, the book is useful to those interested in using new technologies and methods for data collection and problem solving. It focuses on the major environmental issues in India, which are prevalent in most developing countries.


  • The first book that analyses the complete urbanization and urban sprawl of major cities in India using advanced geospatial modelling techniques.
  • Highlights the best prcatices and methods used in modelling urban growth.
  • Discusses greenhouse gas emissions from various sectors and their effects in local environments.
  • Addresses the increase of local temperature in cities due to unplanned land use change, and its impact on environmental sustainability and resilience.
  • Fills the need for data-driven governance and policy decisions by introducing various analyses through spatial mapping.
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