Nassar, Ahmed and Blackburn, Alan and Whyatt, Duncan (2012) Quantifying Urban Growth in Dubai Emirate: A Geoinformatics Approach. In: Proceedings of the GIS Research UK 20th Annual Conference. Lancaster University, Lancaster, pp. 375-382. ISBN 978-1-86220-294-8Full text not available from this repository.
With the rapid paceof urbanisation in coastal-desert areas, like Dubai, the fundamental changes in land cover can have significant impacts on the fragile ecosystems within this environment. Thus, it is essential to quantify historic land cover changes, evaluate the impacts of such changes and use this to define sustainable strategies for future development. The present project uses remote sensing and GIS techniques to investigate the magnitude of urban growth and pattern of development in Dubai Emirate from 1972-2011. We have revealed phenomenal rates of urban growth. In addition to this growth, a substantial increase in the terrestrial area of the emirate was revealed through construction of offshore islands.
|Item Type:||Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
|Deposited On:||30 May 2012 16:05|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 23:35|
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