Urban Environment and Geoinformatics

Edited by: Kalpana Markandey, S. Simhadri

Urban Environment and Geoinformatics is a collection of papers which deal with India's urban issues at varying levels of scale. The contributions span topics as diverse as urban challenges in the 21st century, the impact of the development of towns on Indian tribal communities, the urban scenario as manifest in the emergence of high-rise buildings or gated communities, and more. Geoinformatic techniques like Geographic Information Systems and remote sensing have been applied in the study of land use and land cover, change detection, urban water resources, and demarcating rainwater harvesting sites. The book examines the impact of geo-environmental factors on the development of a port city, the creation of healthy urban colonies, the status of underground water, and the concerns of air pollution. Studies of industrial activism and municipal solid waste landfills are also unique cases of focus.

304 pages

Publication Date: 12/1/2009
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788131602560

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