ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
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Articles | Volume III-2
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., III-2, 165–172, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-III-2-165-2016
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., III-2, 165–172, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-III-2-165-2016

  02 Jun 2016

02 Jun 2016

URBAN GROWTH SCENARIOS OF A FUTURE MEGA CITY: CASE STUDY AHMEDABAD

A. Lehner1,2, V. Kraus1, and K. Steinnocher1 A. Lehner et al.
  • 1AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Energy Department, Giefinggasse 2, 1210 Vienna, Austria
  • 2University of Salzburg, Department of Geoinformatics, Schillerstrasse 30, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Keywords: Urban remote sensing, Smart city, Urban planning, Urban growth, Ahmedabad, India

Abstract. 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.