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Urban growth management: A case study of Hyderabad influence region
Francis Christopher, Deva Pratap, S. Raghava Chari
Civil Engineering Department , Regional
Engineering College, Warangal
Urban growth is taking new forms characterized by heavy dependence on transportation, communication and multiple activity centre. It becomes necessary to understand the mechanisms at play to capture aspects associated with this complex process to develop frame works in the context of increasing importance of a National Urban System
The type of urban growth proliferation that witnessed today calls for policy orientations that will not only contain the parasitical tendencies of metropolitan growth but also integrate growth of lower order settlements with development of metropolitan areas. In this study an attempt is made to employ recent tools and techniques associated with mathematical models, remote sensing and GIS to verify a growth strategy that is formulated to contain metropolitan dominance and the problems associated with such a phenomenon.
Landuse- transportation planning models that establish the interaction between the land development and transport requirement are employed to verify the growth strategy formulated for the Hyderabad city's influence region. Appropriate landuse structures and compatible transport networks are generated using remotely sensed data in a GIS environment.
The basic objective of this research effort was to not only formulate growth strategies that are innovative and responsive to the current needs as part of the urban growth management but also demonstrate the usage of GIS which is becoming a powerful application tool that can be employed in diverse areas ranging from planning cities to evolving business strategies
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