Urban Growth Analyses of Rajkot City Applying Remote-Sensing and Demographic Data
Urban sprawl is one of the most avidly followed urban issues in India. The spatial and demographic processes of urban growth, and the societal implications along with cultural and financial aspects of economic development, need to be monitored closely while working on smart city projects. For decades, urban planners and governments aim at monitoring the dynamics of urban expansion. This paper applies a remote-sensing analysis of Rajkot, one of the fastest developing cities in India, during 1961-2011 and proposes a forecast for the development of the area by 2031. By doing that, the paper provides a methodology for the creation and the analysis of remote-sensing data in different wards and presents population scenarios for the city.
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