Urban Development in Asia and Africa

Geospatial Analysis of Metropolises

  • Yuji Murayama
  • Courage Kamusoko
  • Akio Yamashita
  • Ronald C. Estoque

Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Courage Kamusoko
      Pages 11-46
  3. Urbanization in Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Chiaki M. Akiyama
      Pages 65-83
    3. Ronald C. Estoque
      Pages 85-110
    4. Akio Yamashita
      Pages 111-130
    5. Duong Dang Khoi
      Pages 131-150
    6. Akio Yamashita
      Pages 151-169
    7. Ronald C. Estoque
      Pages 171-193
    8. Syeda Khaleda, Qazi Azizul Mowla, Yuji Murayama
      Pages 195-215
    9. Rajesh Bahadur Thapa
      Pages 217-237
    10. Niloofar Haji Mirza Aghasi, Ronald C. Estoque
      Pages 239-254
  4. Urbanization in Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Courage Kamusoko
      Pages 257-273
    3. Courage Kamusoko
      Pages 275-291
    4. Charles N. Mundia
      Pages 293-317
    5. Kondwani Godwin Munthali
      Pages 319-345
    6. Courage Kamusoko, Enos Chikati
      Pages 347-370
    7. Tabukeli M. Ruhiiga
      Pages 371-389
  5. Urban Trend and Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 391-391
    2. Yuji Murayama, Ronald C. Estoque
      Pages 415-420
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 421-424

About this book


This book examines the urban growth trends and patterns of various rapidly growing metropolitan regions in developing Asian and African nations from the perspective of geography. State-of-the-art geospatial tools and techniques, including geographic information system/science and remote sensing, were used to facilitate the analysis. In addition to the empirical results, the methodological approaches employed and discussed in this book showcase the potential of geospatial analysis, e.g. land-change modeling for improving our understanding of the trends and patterns of urban growth in Asia and Africa. Furthermore, given the complexity of the urban growth process across the world, issues raised in this book will contribute to the improvement of future geospatial analysis of urban growth in the developing regions. This book is written for researchers, academicians, practitioners, and graduate students. The inclusion of the origin and brief history of each of the selected metropolitan regions, including the analysis of their urban primacy, spatiotemporal patterns of urban land-use changes, driving forces of urban development, and implications for future sustainable development, makes the book an important reference for various related studies.


Urbanization in Asia and Africa Geospatial analysis Urban development Developing regions Geographic Information System Remote sensing Metropolis in Asia and Africa

Editors and affiliations

  • Yuji Murayama
    • 1
  • Courage Kamusoko
    • 2
  • Akio Yamashita
    • 3
  • Ronald C. Estoque
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Life and Environmental SciencesFaculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of TsukubaTsukubaJapan
  2. 2.Asia Air Survey Co., Ltd.KawasakiJapan
  3. 3.Faculty of Life and Environmental SciencesFaculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of TsukubaTsukubaJapan
  4. 4.Faculty of Life and Environmental SciencesFaculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of TsukubaTsukubaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-3240-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-3241-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2365-757X
  • Series Online ISSN 2365-7588
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