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The Dynamics Of Urbanizations And Concomitant Land Use Land Cover Transformations In Planned And Quasi-Planned Urban Settlements Of Pakistan

https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2020-64

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An attempt has been made to compare the salient characteristics of LULC transformations in planned (Faisalabad) and quasi-planned (Jhang) urban settlements of Pakistan. The Landsat-5 TM, Landsat 7 EMT+ and Landsat-8 images of 1989, 1999, 2009 and 2019, respectively, were retrieved and processed through google earth engine. The dynamics of LULC critically analyzed for the three periods 1989–1999, 1999–2009 and 2009–2019. The LULC analyzed in terms of quantity of change, gains, losses, and persistence of the study area examined carefully. The study mainly focuses on the LULC transformations of the previous 30 years (1989–2019). These 30 years witnessed massive physical expansions and LULC convergences. During this time interval, the built-up areas in these cities expanded, and productive agricultural land substantially squeezed. The spatialtemporal analysis of LULC changes calls for improvised strategies for the resilience of land and environmental resources. The direct beneficiaries of this research are resource managers and regional planners as well as others scientific community.

About the Authors

Haq M. Zaman
International Islamic University
Pakistan

GIS and Eco-Informatics Laboratory, Department of Environmental Science

H-10, Islamabad, 44000



Z. Saqib
International Islamic University
Pakistan

GIS and Eco-Informatics Laboratory, Department of Environmental Science

H-10, Islamabad, 44000



Atif S. Bokhari
International Islamic University; Government College
Pakistan

GIS and Eco-Informatics Laboratory, Department of Environmental Science; Department of Geography

 H-10, Islamabad, 44000

Asghar Mall, Rawalpindi, 46000



N. Akhtar
International Islamic University
Pakistan

GIS and Eco-Informatics Laboratory, Department of Environmental Science

H-10, Islamabad, 44000



S. Amir
International Islamic University
Pakistan

GIS and Eco-Informatics Laboratory, Department of Environmental Science

H-10, Islamabad, 44000



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Zaman H.M., Saqib Z., Bokhari A.S., Akhtar N., Amir S. The Dynamics Of Urbanizations And Concomitant Land Use Land Cover Transformations In Planned And Quasi-Planned Urban Settlements Of Pakistan. GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY. 2020;13(4):107-120. https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2020-64

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