Future Growth Trend & Potential Residential Area Identification of a City: A Case Study of Chittagong


Urban expansion has become a popular word nowadays. For sustainable development strategy and efficient city management, the growth pattern analysis of the city is a pre requisite. Urban expansion is a dynamic process and is a difficult task to create a uniform growth pattern model. At the same time for developing new strategies it is necessary to sort out the present land use state and also figure out some locations for future expansion. But for this a huge scale of data is required with efficient maintenance system. Chittagong, the port city of Bangladesh has vast opportunity to become tycoon in the tourism and industrial sector of South Asia. But it is a pity that it doesn’t have any growth pattern analysis for future development. The aim of this paper is to develop a map referring to the growth pattern and direction of the city according to the growth pole and growth centers of the city and create a map containing the existing land use of the city. Identification of some locations for future residential area development by secondary source data is also a goal of this paper. For developing an overall sustainable city development policy these data are must for the efficiency and functionality of those policies.

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Chowdhury, P. (2014) Future Growth Trend & Potential Residential Area Identification of a City: A Case Study of Chittagong. Current Urban Studies, 2, 168-177. doi: 10.4236/cus.2014.23017.

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