By Basudeb Bhatta (auth.)
This e-book presents a accomplished dialogue on city development and sprawl, and the way they are often analyzed utilizing distant sensing imageries. It compiles the perspectives of diverse researchers which assist in knowing city progress and sprawl; their styles, approach, motives, outcomes, and countermeasures; how distant sensing info and geographic details procedure ideas can be utilized in mapping, tracking, measuring, examining, and simulating the city development and sprawl; and the benefits and demerits of present equipment and models.
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Extra water during heavy rain can dramatically increase the rate of flow through wetlands and rivers, stripping vegetation and destroying habitats along riverbanks. It can also cause damaging floods downstream and lead to an increase in water pollution from runoff contaminated with lawn and garden chemicals, motor oil and road salt. Widely dispersed development requires more pavements that cause more urban runoff that pollutes waterways (Lassila 1999; Wasserman 2000). These pollutants can be absorbed by humans when they eat contaminated fish from affected water-bodies and when they drink from contaminated surface water or groundwater sources.
In the cities, there are better basic services as well as other specialist services that are not found in rural areas. There are more job opportunities and a greater variety of jobs in the cities. Health is another major factor. People, especially the elderly are often forced to move to cities where there are doctors and hospitals that can cater for their health needs. ) and a better quality of education. Due to high populations, urban areas can also have much more diverse social communities allowing others to find people like them.
Sudhira and Ramachandra (2007) have stated Urban sprawl refers to the outgrowth of urban areas caused by uncontrolled, uncoordinated and unplanned growth. This outgrowth seen along the periphery of cities, along highways, and along roads connecting a city, lacks basic amenities like sanitation, treated water supply, primary health centre, etc. as planners were unable to visualise such growth during planning, policy and decision-making. Although accurate definition of urban sprawl is debated, a general consensus is that urban sprawl is characterised by unplanned and uneven pattern of growth, driven by multitude of processes and leading to inefficient resource utilization.