Springer Geography

Dhaka Megacity

Geospatial Perspectives on Urbanisation, Environment and Health

Editors: Dewan, Ashraf, Corner, Robert (Eds.)

  • Provides information on using geospatial techniques to address environmental issues in a tropical megacity
  • Helps informing decision makers, particularly for rapidly urbanising countries
  • Provides information on a comprehensive range of environmental threats faced by the inhabitants of megacities
  • Based on case studies
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About this book

The book Dhaka Megacity: Geospatial Perspectives on Urbanisation, Environment and Health presents the use of geospatial techniques to address a number of environmental issues, including land use change, climatic variability, urban sprawl, population density modelling, flooding,  environmental health, water quality, energy resources, urban growth modelling, infectious diseases and the quality of life. Although the work is focused on the Megacity of Dhaka in Bangladesh, the techniques and methods that are used to research these issues can be utilized in any other areas where rapid population growth coupled with unplanned urbanization is leading to environmental degradation.

The book is useful for people working in the area of Geospatial Science, Urban Geography, Environmental Management and International Development. Since the chapters in the book cover a range of environmental issues, this book describes useful tools for assisting informed decision making, particularly in developing countries.

About the authors

Ashraf M Dewan is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Spatial Sciences at Curtin University, Western Australia (on leave from his substantive position as Associate Professor in the Geography & Environment Department at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh).

Robert J Corner has been a Senior Lecturer at Curtin University in Perth Western Australia since 2001, prior to which he worked for the CSIRO.  He has worked extensively on the use of geospatial tools in environmental and health geography.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Corner, Robert J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • From a Town to a Megacity: 400 Years of Growth

    Ahmed, Sohel J. (et al.)

    Pages 23-43

  • Spatiotemporal Patterns of Population Distribution

    Corner, Robert J. (et al.)

    Pages 45-60

  • Climatic Variability

    Yamane, Yusuke (et al.)

    Pages 61-73

  • Monitoring and Prediction of Land-Use and Land-Cover (LULC) Change

    Corner, Robert J. (et al.)

    Pages 75-97

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6735-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6734-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 13, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0049-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dhaka Megacity
Book Subtitle
Geospatial Perspectives on Urbanisation, Environment and Health
Editors
  • Ashraf Dewan
  • Robert Corner
Series Title
Springer Geography
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6735-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6735-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6734-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0049-6
Series ISSN
2194-315X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 405
Number of Illustrations and Tables
42 b/w illustrations, 56 illustrations in colour
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