The big brother : monitoring urban growth and change for sustainable infrastructure provision

Pathak, Virendra & Webb, Robert M. (2010) The big brother : monitoring urban growth and change for sustainable infrastructure provision. In Tan , Yigitcanlar (Ed.) Sustainable Urban and Regional Infrastructure : Technology, Planning and Management. Information Science Reference (IGI Global), Hersey, Pa, pp. 246-258.

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Abstract

Monitoring urban growth and land-use change is an important issue for sustainable infrastructure planning. Rapid urban development, sprawl and increasing population pressure, particularly in developing nations, are resulting in deterioration of infrastructure facilities, loss of productive agricultural lands and open spaces, pollution, health hazards and micro-climatic changes. In addressing these issues effectively, it is crucial to collect up-to-date and accurate data and monitor the changing environment at regular intervals. This chapter discusses the role of geospatial technologies for mapping and monitoring the changing environment and urban structure, where such technologies are highly useful for sustainable infrastructure planning and provision.

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ID Code: 27770
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Remote Sensing, Land-use, Spatial resolution, Geographic information, GPS
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-775-6.ch017
ISBN: 9781615207756
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > GEOMATIC ENGINEERING (090900) > Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (090905)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > GEOMATIC ENGINEERING (090900) > Geospatial Information Systems (090903)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified (120599)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Information Science Reference (IGI Global)
Deposited On: 05 Oct 2009 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:25

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