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.
Introduction. Landscape and Spatial-Temporal Analysis. Green House Gas Emission: The Challenge, Assessing Through Various Measures Along with Quantification of Land Surface Temperature Methods and Practices. Land Cover and Land Use: Change in Pattern Over Time. Metrics, a Computational Tool. Planning, Prediction and Future Research in Land Use Modelling. Exploring the Green House Trends in Each City and Discussion with Quantification of Basic Methods of Calculating LST. Sustainable Development Goals: Discussion in Indian Context. Sustaining the Future: A Case Study of Green to Gray City in India.