Quantifying Urban Encroachment in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 1989–2000

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Selima Sultana, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Even though accelerating urban growth has often been viewed as a sign of vitality for regional economies, such urban growth, unquestionably, causes tremendous changes in land use and leads to severe haphazard and unplanned growth in urban areas, which ultimately forces builders to move to outlying suburbs and exurbs. Such development has tremendous impact on the environmental characteristics of cities. Unplanned growth consumes large amounts of agricultural and vegetated lands, decreases biodiversity, produces congestion and air pollution, misallocates land resources, and may result in inefficient use of energy.

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Papers and Proceedings of the Applied Geography Conference, Vol. 27, pp.231–238
Language: English
Date: 2004
population density, urban development, urban transportation, land use

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