Urban Growth Scenarios of a future megacity: case study Ahmedabad

Arthur Lehner (Speaker), Valentin Kraus, Klaus Steinnocher

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The study of urban areas and their development focuses on cities, their physical and demographic expansion and the tensions and impacts that go along with urban growth. Especially in developing countries and emerging national economies like India, consistent and up to date information or other planning relevant data all too often is not available. With its Smart Cities Mission, the Indian government places great importance on the future developments of Indian urban areas and pays tribute to the large-scale rural to urban migration. The potentials of urban remote sensing and its contribution to urban planning are discussed and related to the Indian Smart Cities Mission. A case study is presented showing urban remote sensing based information products for the city of Ahmedabad. Resulting urban growth scenarios are presented, hotspots identified and future action alternatives proposed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXXIII ISPRS Congress, Commission II (Volume III-2)
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventISPRS 2016 Conference -
Duration: 12 Jul 201619 Jul 2016


ConferenceISPRS 2016 Conference

Research Field

  • Former Research Field - Energy


  • Urban remote sensing
  • Smart city
  • Urban planning
  • Urban growth
  • Ahmedabad
  • India


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