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Land use/cover change detection and urban sprawl analysis in Bandar Abbas City, Iran


Dadras, Mohsen and Mohd Shafri, Helmi Zulhaidi and Ahmad, Noordin and Pradhan, Biswajeet and Safarpour, Sahabeh (2014) Land use/cover change detection and urban sprawl analysis in Bandar Abbas City, Iran. The Scientific World Journal, 2014. art. no. 690872. pp. 1-12. ISSN 2356-6140; ESSN: 1537-744X


The process of land use change and urban sprawl has been considered as a prominent characteristic of urban development. This study aims to investigate urban growth process in Bandar Abbas city, Iran, focusing on urban sprawl and land use change during 1956–2012. To calculate urban sprawl and land use changes, aerial photos and satellite images are utilized in different time spans. The results demonstrate that urban region area has changed from 403.77 to 4959.59 hectares between 1956 and 2012. Moreover, the population has increased more than 30 times in last six decades. The major part of population growth is related to migration from other parts the country to Bandar Abbas city. Considering the speed of urban sprawl growth rate, the scale and the role of the city have changed from medium and regional to large scale and transregional. Due to natural and structural limitations, more than 80% of barren lands, stone cliffs, beach zone, and agricultural lands are occupied by built-up areas. Our results revealed that the irregular expansion of Bandar Abbas city must be controlled so that sustainable development could be achieved.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/690872
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Keywords: Land use; Cover change detection; Urban sprawl analysis; Iran
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2015 07:10
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2015 07:10
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/34348
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