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The Rural-Urban Interface

An Interdisciplinary Research Approach to Urbanisation Processes Around the Indian Megacity Bengaluru

Editors: Hoffmann, E., Buerkert, A., von Cramon-Taubadel, S., Umesh, K.B., Pethandlahalli Shivaraj, P., Vazhacharickal, P.J. (Eds.)

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  • Deals with a topic of global relevance (urbanisation and its influence on agriculture) by converging different disciplinary approaches in a common research space (Bengaluru)
  • Presents original, hypothesis-driven research embedded in a comprehensive social-ecological systems framework
  • Is the first collated outcome of an Indo-German research partnership in a pioneering, large-scale collaborative project
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Bengaluru is one of the fastest growing megacities in India. As such, it provides an in-situ laboratory for studying rural-urban transitions. While urbanization is most evident in the changing landscape with increasing built-up areas, it comes along with changes in ecosystem functions, new economic opportunities, changes in social organization and individual attitudes and behavior. All of these processes are interlinked and mutually depend on each other. This book attempts to integrate studies from a wide scope of disciplinary perspectives and at different spatial scales under the framework of complex social-ecological systems.

Agriculture is the prime example of a system in which humans interact with their biophysical environment, and the production systems in the rural-urban interface are profoundly affected by urbanisation. Intensification and diversification of agriculture are immediate responses to urban pressures and demands, and are linked as much to resource (over-)use as to commercialisation. Yet, little is known about the spatial patterns of agricultural transformation in areas of urban sprawl.
The focus of the contributions here is explicitly on the interface, in-between the rural and urban systems. It thus differs from the urban-centered perspective of city planners as well as from the rural predominance in most of the agricultural research. In the present volume this focus is implemented by analysing samples along a spatial gradient representing different stages of urbanization. Ongoing time series analyses and a panel study will complement the spatial approach by a temporal dimension.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • The Rural–Urban Interface: An Interdisciplinary Research Approach to Urbanisation Processes Around the Indian Megacity Bengaluru

    Pages 3-18

    Hoffmann, Ellen (et al.)

  • Temporal Dynamics of Land Use Change and Spatial Urbanisation Indices in the Rural–Urban Interface of Bengaluru Over the Past Three Decades

    Pages 21-34

    Patil, Sheetal (et al.)

  • Urbanisation Effects on Agricultural Production Systems Across the Rural–Urban Interface of Bengaluru

    Pages 35-43

    Nandini, C. L. (et al.)

  • Changes in Land Use Pattern Vis-a-Vis Urbanisation and Credit Across the Rural–Urban Interface of Bengaluru

    Pages 45-52

    Udaykumar, M. S. (et al.)

  • Dairy Production in an Urbanising Environment: A Social-Ecological Approach to Understand the Case of Bengaluru

    Pages 53-59

    Reichenbach, Marion (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Rural-Urban Interface
Book Subtitle
An Interdisciplinary Research Approach to Urbanisation Processes Around the Indian Megacity Bengaluru
Editors
  • Ellen Hoffmann
  • Andreas Buerkert
  • Stephan von Cramon-Taubadel
  • Kotrakere Basegowda Umesh
  • Prasannakumar Pethandlahalli Shivaraj
  • Prem José Vazhacharickal
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-79972-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-79972-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-79971-7
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 203
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
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