Urbanisation Trends and Potentials in Telangana

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International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) | Volume II, Issue VIII, August 2018 | ISSN 2454–6186

Urbanisation Trends and Potentials in Telangana

 Dr. K. Jayachandra1, V. Sai Prasanna2

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1Regional Director, Centre for Environment and Development, Hyderabad & Geomatics Consultant
2Persuing M.Tech (Environmental Geomatics), JNTUH, Hyderabad, India


There is an emerging consensus that urbanisation is critically important to international development, but considerable confusion over what urbanisation actually is, whether it is accelerating or slowing, whether it should be encouraged or discouraged, and more generally what the responses should be. This Working Paper reviews some key conceptual issues and summarises urbanisation trends. It ends with a brief review of urbanisation and sustainable development, concluding that while urbanisation brings serious challenges, attempts to inhibit urbanization through exclusionary policies are likely to be economically, socially and environmentally damaging. Moreover, with the right support urbanisation can become an important element of sustainable development.
Urban or Built-up Land is comprised of areas of intensive use with much of the land covered by structures. Included in this category are cities, towns, villages, strip developments along highways, transportation, power, and communications facilities, and areas such as those occupied by mills, shopping centers, industrial and commercial complexes, and institutions that may, in some instances, be isolated from urban areas. Urbanisation in way, uses most of the land use land cover classes into built-up allowing certain percentage of vegetative areas as green spaces like Parks, As an advantage of urbanisation process, it coverts most of the wasteland categories into built-up or useful urban infrastructure related features such as play grounds, Graveyards, religious centres. The major land use that will completely diminishing due to urbanisation is the agriculture and some extent the smaller sized water bodies.
As development progresses, land having less intensive or nonconforming use may be located in the midst of urban or Built-up areas and will generally be included in this category. Agricultural land, forest, wetland, or water areas on the fringe of urban or Built-up areas will not be included except where they are surrounded and dominated by urban development. The Urban or Built-up category takes precedence over others when the criteria for more than one category are met. For example, residential areas that have sufficient tree cover to meet Forest Land criteria will be placed in the Residential category.