Urban land use land cover change: A geomorphological synoptic view of Mysore city, India

Arun Das and Kimoto, Koichi and Jabir, K. and Dhritiraj Sengupta and Shriharsha, B. S. and Ravikumar, M. (2018) Urban land use land cover change: A geomorphological synoptic view of Mysore city, India. In: Exploring Sustainable Land Use in Monsoon Asia. Springer, Singapore, pp. 175-189. ISBN 978-981-10-5926-1

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Indian cities are on the cross roads of rapid urban growth, which calls for meticulous and everlasting urban spatial planning. Cities live for longer and it should be compatible for the future growth. The previous mistakes committed in the land use planning have lead to many serious issues like floods (e.g., Chennai 2015 and Mumbai 2005 Floods) fire mishaps, traffic congestion, etc. Planning a city over a plain land is easier compared with the undulating terrain. Mysore is one such city located on an undulating terrain. This city has been declared as the cleanest city of India in 2015. Despite this, there are a few planning flaws exposed at certain point of time in the city. While planning for undulating terrain, two issues are confronted. First the need to classify the land into geomorphological regions is essential and second, if an old city is existing, the planner needs to be much more careful in choosing land use. Linking the old plan with the new plan certainly comprises seriousness of land use. The land classified on the geomorphological grounds can only give a better utilization of land suitable with the urban activities. This study provides an overview of the existing geomorphological land use land cover planning at micro-level water basins.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: F Earth Science > Geography
Divisions: Department of > Geography
Depositing User: Manjula P Library Assistant
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2020 06:18
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2022 10:23
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/11863

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