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Dhaka Megacity

Geospatial Perspectives on Urbanisation, Environment and Health

  • Ashraf Dewan
  • Robert Corner

Part of the Springer Geography book series (SPRINGERGEOGR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Robert J. Corner, Ashraf M. Dewan
    Pages 1-22
  3. Sohel J. Ahmed, Kh. Md. Nahiduzzaman, Glen Bramley
    Pages 23-43
  4. Robert J. Corner, Emmanuel T. Ongee, Ashraf M. Dewan
    Pages 45-60
  5. Yusuke Yamane, Masashi Kiguchi, Toru Terao, Fumie Murata, Taiichi Hayashi
    Pages 61-73
  6. Robert J. Corner, Ashraf M. Dewan, Salit Chakma
    Pages 75-97
  7. Ashraf M. Dewan, Robert J. Corner
    Pages 99-121
  8. Sohel J. Ahmed, Glen Bramley, Peter H. Verburg
    Pages 123-145
  9. Salit Chakma
    Pages 147-161
  10. Takeo Onishi, Tahmina Khan, Ken Hiramatsu
    Pages 163-175
  11. Md. Humayun Kabir, Wilfried Endlicher
    Pages 203-218
  12. Ashraf M. Dewan, Robert J. Corner
    Pages 219-238
  13. Ashraf M. Dewan, Kamrun Nahar, Yohei Kawamura
    Pages 239-256
  14. Ashraf M. Dewan, Md. Rafiqul Haider, Md. Ruhul Amin
    Pages 257-282
  15. Salim Momtaz, S. M. Zobaidul Kabir
    Pages 283-299
  16. Razia A. Chowdhury, Towhida Rashid, Sirajul Hoque
    Pages 301-318
  17. Sarath K. Guttikunda
    Pages 319-331
  18. Masahiro Hashizume, Abu S. G. Faruque, Ashraf M. Dewan
    Pages 333-344
  19. Ashraf M. Dewan, Robert J. Corner, Masahiro Hashizume
    Pages 345-365

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.


Environmental Health Flood Mapping Geospatial Techniques Landsat Imaging Modelling Urban Sprawl Tropical Megacities Urban Environmental Quality Water Quality Mapping

Editors and affiliations

  • Ashraf Dewan
    • 1
  • Robert Corner
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Spatial SciencesCurtin UniversityBentleyAustralia
  2. 2.Spatial SciencesCurtin UniversityBentleyAustralia

About the editors

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.

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