Analyzing Population and Land Use Change

Selected Case Studies of Indian Metropolitan Cities

  • Ankit Sikarwar
  • Aparajita Chattopadhyay

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Geography book series (BRIEFSGEOGRAPHY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ankit Sikarwar, Aparajita Chattopadhyay
    Pages 1-14
  3. Ankit Sikarwar, Aparajita Chattopadhyay
    Pages 15-19
  4. Ankit Sikarwar, Aparajita Chattopadhyay
    Pages 21-30
  5. Ankit Sikarwar, Aparajita Chattopadhyay
    Pages 31-50
  6. Ankit Sikarwar, Aparajita Chattopadhyay
    Pages 51-63
  7. Ankit Sikarwar, Aparajita Chattopadhyay
    Pages 65-68

About this book


This multidisciplinary book discusses and scientifically analyzes issues related to population, land use/cover (LULC) and environmental transformations in the seven most populated cities in India: Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. To do so, it closely examines and compares the trends in selected population parameters, including total population, total number of households, population density, population growth rate, percent of total population in slums and intercensal net migration over the past two decades. Presenting the changes in various LULC categories (built-up land, forest cover, agricultural land, fallow land and water bodies) using the supervised classification of Landsat TM-5 images, it assesses the impact of population and LULC on the maximum and minimum temperatures and average annual rainfall in these regions. The book is a valuable resource for researchers and academics in the areas of sustainability, population and development, and environmental studies as well as those in NGOs and humanitarian sectors working in the areas of sustainable development and environment.


population in India environment land use/land cover metro cities urbanization

Authors and affiliations

  • Ankit Sikarwar
    • 1
  • Aparajita Chattopadhyay
    • 2
  1. 1.International Institute for Population SciencesMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.International Institute for Population SciencesMumbaiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-5035-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-5036-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-4165
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-4173
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