Urban Growth Patterns in India: Spatial Analysis for Sustainable Development, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Urban Growth Patterns in India

Spatial Analysis for Sustainable Development, 1st Edition

Edited by Bharath H Aithal, T.V. Ramachandra

CRC Press

208 pages | 32 Color Illus. | 37 B/W Illus.

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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.
  • Table of Contents

    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.

    About the Editors

    Dr. Bharath Haridas Aithal is an Assistant Professor at Ranbir & Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management, IIT Kharagpur, India. He works in the areas of data mining, digital image processing, visualization of spatial data, urban planning, machine learning, remote sensing, urban observatory, and spatial-temporal pattern analysis using Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). In 2009 he graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore University. In 2015 he earnd his PhD on Modelling Landscape Dynamics at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. He continued his research as a Post-Doctoral Junior Research Associate at IISc and at the University of Southern California. He has received several awards and recognitions and has published many papers in peer reviewed journals.

    Dr. Ramachandra TV, PhD, is a Coordinator of Energy and Wetlands Research Group (EWRG), Convener of Environmental Information System (ENVIS) at Centre for Ecological Sciences (CES), Indian Institute of Science (IISc). He earned his doctoral degree in energy and environment from Indian Institute of Science. He has made significant contributions in the area of energy and environment. His research area includes wetlands, conservation, restoration and management of ecosystems, environmental management, GIS, remote sensing, regional planning and decision support systems. He teaches principles of remote sensing, digital image processing and Natural resources management. He has published over 250 research papers in reputed peer reviewed international and national journals, 200 papers in the international and national symposiums as well as 14 books. In addition, he has delivered a number of plenary lectures at national and international conferences. He is a fellow of Institution of Engineers (India), IEE (UK), Senior member, IEEE (USA) and many similar institutions. Details of his research and copies of publications are available at http://ces.iisc.ac.in/energy/ and http://ces.iisc.ac.in/grass

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    LAW / Environmental
    POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems