POLICY DRIVEN APPLICATION OF REMOTE SENSING IN MITIGATING URBAN SPRAWL: A CASE STUDY OF DEVELOPING NATION
Sustainable Development have drawn much attentions to the direct or indirect relationships of land use/land cover changes in past recent years. Being a limited resource, Land is critical issue to manage by the city administration in absence of effective tool. Geospatial Techniques can solve this issues of sprawl modelling and can act as decision supportive tool. This study focuses on Surat and Lucknow Indian Cities, its surrounding area to delineate a metropolitan area with the use of geospatial technology. It encompasses the jurisdictions of various urban development authorities to provide a regional context of development for the year 2035. These cities have unique characteristic of development which is investigated using remote sensing technology. Temporal analysis of study area images has deployed that there is a pressing need to control the Development because of its incessant characteristic. Role of Remote sensing is found to be very vital to understand and measure the sprawl’s magnitude. Analysing the spatial dynamics of cities has escalated the need of policy making for controlled development. Insights of this study can be useful for framing policy at a regional or global level.